To answer Will Baude: My fundamental position on comments remains unchanged. However, the software that drives Signifying Nothing (and the neglected Bazaar),
LSblog, needs a comments feature, and this is the only place I have to test it. So, you will be subjected to it during testing.
I don’t plan on opening comments on every single post during testing, mind you. That, of course, is also a test. And then we’ll go back to our old, comment-free existence and live happily ever after, unless Brock decides he likes comments.
BTW, I can add a cookie pref to not show comments to you, if you want it.