Originally Posted by Florian
I agree. Terrible, terrible mistake....from the point of view of regular commenters. But who knows what is their point of view. Is it a matter of cost? Or does Bob want to attract more traffic? IMO, he is not going to attract the kind of traffic that shows up in the comment section of the Atlantic or the New Yorker--but rather the kind of traffic that shows up in Yahoo message boards.
Can you elaborate?
We might be thinking the same thing. I believe there will be mostly "post and forget" or "drive by posting" type "discussion" going on.