rogerd - 3:13 am on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0) It's too bad that they chose the no-comment route instead of moderation.
Every community has to set its own standards. In my experience, a community that has no standards for posts will devolve to the lowest common denominator - intelligent, thoughtful members will post elsewhere, and the majority of posts will be argumentative, personal attacks, and mindless expressions of one person's point of view. This is particularly true for venues that encourage political discussion, like the Post. I've found political posters to be among the most problematic - they tend to make long-winded posts, and listen to others only enough to make further long-winded rebuttals. Almost inevitably, the political argument turns into ad hominem attacks. In addition, people with every bizarre and offensive point of view will take the opportunity to espouse their cause.
It's too bad that they chose the no-comment route instead of moderation.