Most of the abuse has not, of course, appeared on the blog. I do not want to waste people’s time with it. I provide a moderated safe space for comments to be made precisely so that the commentary on this blog is worth reading, as many tell me it is. These trolling comments degrade that experience, and so I delete them and block those making them.
Except when the discussion disagrees with me.
One blogger, I am told, has written about 5,000 comment posts on what I’ve had to say without ever once adding any value to debate, except to his band of right-wing followers.
Tells us then.