Cafe Hayek Blog Closes Comments Section
In October 2007, Greg Mankiw closed the comments section on his blog with this message "Why Comments Are Gone."
Now Don Boudreaux and Ross Roberts have just announced that they are indefinitely closing the comments section of Cafe Hayek, with this message "Comments to be Closed."
In both cases, the economics bloggers expressed frustration with the lack of civility among some commenters, and the "e-food fights." I've also experienced those same frustrations, along with concerns about the additional time it takes to moderate some comments, check the spam filter on a daily basis to free some of the comments stuck there, etc. But for now, the comments section on Carpe Diem will remain open!