John Carey on sane thinking about commenting online

Even if only one percent of readers pay any attention to what others have scribbled there on the wall it is still there for those who choose to read on and have a place to discover what others may think about the subject. If you’re not interested, simply don’t scroll down.

A very good piece that intersects with a lot of what I've written (and sometimes put online) about comments. The comments to his post are also very much worth reading.