I Hear You
Your comments on the last post have been a great shot in the arm, folks. Thanks for taking the time to make thoughtful suggestions and for letting me know the blog has a worthwhile spot in your day. I expect to come back after a year-end vacation with renewed enthusiasm for BorgBlog.
As things stand, I'm taking the concensus suggestion to monitor the blog for the purpose of throwing out the mean-spirited and irrelevant comments. Let me repeat for the hard of hearing that this does NOT mean we will screen out comments that disagree with my cartoons or other commenters. Opposition voices are an important part of any discussion and entirely welcome and valued here, as they always have been. We're just trying to make these streets safe to walk again.
As for registering, I understand that the Enquirer may soon be adopting a system called Pluck which will require those who wish to participate in online message boards and blog commenting to register. As I understand it, registration will not be required to simply read the online Enquirer offerings, but would be required to actively participate. So my blog will have no extra hoops to jump through beyond the site's eventual requirements.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! See you here again on January 2.