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Rob Neyer on Community and SB Nation

Mr. Neyer is a well-respected baseball writer and has brought his talents to the people. There are some great quotes in his first post and I think David found the best two. Thus, I am going to steal one of them.

At my last job, some years ago, I once added something to the comments section below a colleague’s story. This colleague, like nearly all of my colleagues, was a real sweetheart of a guy. But even though my comment was innocuous, suggesting that perhaps one posited explanation for a particular phenomenon might have been better than another, I heard through the grapevine that my colleague was unhappy about it.

Without meaning to, over the years I’d annoyed most of my other colleagues … and nearly all of them with reputations as incredibly nice guys. So I figured it must be me. I hastily e-mailed this particular colleague to apologize.

His response: “Rob, no problem at all. I just thought the comments section was for them, not for us.”

Ah, and now I want to write a post about the death of comments. I’ll save that for another day.


I eagerly await your post about the death of comments!

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