Open Thread, September 1-15, 2012

These comments seem terrible

That isn't surprising. The reasoning:

The comment section there is vigorously moderated by him and thus mostly worth reading as well.

... struck me as odd. Before seeing your contradiction and then confirming your judgement for myself I had been substituting "and yet despite that" for "thus". Fallout from Razib banning or driving away quality commenters has reached even here. At a first approximation I expect such moderation to support the ego of moderator and drive away any intellectual rivals, not guarantee that it is worth reading.

It takes more than 'vigor' to make moderation beneficial.

[anonymous]7y3

Fallout from Razib banning or driving away quality commenters has reached even here.

Don't multiply your anecdotes, since your source is just gwern getting banned for a while.

It is easy to speak like this since it appeals to the anti-authoritarian impulse of the average LW reader but I invite you to inspect the uninformed drivel one can read in the comment sections on some other quality blogs dealing with similar topics.

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Open Thread, September 1-15, 2012

by OpenThreadGuy 1 min read1st Sep 2012360 comments

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If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post, even in Discussion, it goes here.