A last note on the comment controversy of last week: another problem with the weblog owner annotating what they consider the ‘flame’ portion of a comment is that their interpretation of what is a flame may differ from others.
When it looks like the application of annotation edits is inconsistent, when the owner doesn’t annotate their own posts or specific individuals, the situation not only degrades further, but the ill effects can extend beyond just the one posting.
Best to just let people blow off steam, ignore the taunts, ignore the troublemakers, accept that people get cranky on certain subjects and go on. Life happens.
’nuff said on this topic, eh?