It's great that people are allowed to comment on articles. What I find exceedingly annoying are the comments that someone manages to hack onto the article on the front page (before going to the full page article). This is particularly offensive in the Science and Technology section. The comments always have the tone of a conspiracy nut so it's likely the same misanthrope. It shouldn't be too much trouble for the tech department to find the interloper's IP and launch some counter-exploit or fire off a DDoS attack. Or just go over to his house and trash his computer.
That's not the way we do things here. This forum is also not an extension of Sott but rather serves a different purpose. If you're interested in finding out more, you're more than welcome to view the forum guidelines
If you are interested in joining this forum, I'd like to invite you to post an intro in the newbies
section. It doesn't have to be long, just post whatever you feel comfortable with.
"[...]Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.[...]" ~ W.H. Murray