One of the things I've liked the most about having this website is the community that has come together, and steadily grown since the launch last August. I have always enjoyed reading and participating in the debates and discussions that we've had, because we have always conducted ourselves with maturity and dignity, even when we vehemently disagree.
However, it seems like we've attracted quite a few trolls and their ilk here, in the last few weeks, and the level of the conversation has really suffered. That cool community of thoughtful, independent thinkers has been simply over-run with the lowest common denominator.
So, until the new version of MT comes out, I'm turning comments off. Sorry that it's come to this, but version 2.0 has a "registration" feature, which will hopefully cut down on the assholes.
As always, everyone is encouraged to comment in the new and improved soapbox.