Why Can’t I Comment On The Moose Dung Gazette?

I shut down the comments on the Moose Dung Gazette a while back. I realize this can be frustrating to our readers, and that comments often make a blog more readable and entertaining, but this is the second installment of the Moose Dung Gazette. The first MDG was up for several years but was hacked and the entire thing deleted. I lost 150 or so blog posts. Flash forward to the new MDG, and I was getting between 15 and 30 spam comments a day on average. This isn’t that big of a deal when you can clean them out every day or two, but when you’re off in the bush for a few weeks at a time, they add up quickly and demand a bunch of your time when you get back. Since I don’t want to spend my time on the computer cleaning up ads for mortgages, sex products and other things I don’t want, I decided to turn the comments off. It’s kind of a pain for you, the reader, if you feel passionate about a topic, and I’m told it’s against blog etiquette, but such is life.

So there it is. I shut off comments solely to make my administrative duties easier, and for no other reason. In a perfect world I wouldn’t get a bunch of spam comments, none of us would ever get a flat tire, and every attempt at friction fire would end with a roaring fire. But none of us live there, and as such I chose between eliminating the blog or eliminating the comments. You’re always encouraged to email me if you feel strongly, one way or the other, about a post.


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