It was time, but we finally disabled comments on this site. Before people point fingers about why or how we should re-enable them, I wanted to provide some reasoning.
1. It’s almost impossible to moderate a comments section like RAB’s without a full time person. There are too many comments and too much to delete.
2. While Disqus provides tools, it doesn’t prevent abuse. The tools are never 100%.
3. Warnings and notices of what is considered appropriate have proven to be absolutely pointless in the RAB comments and these types of forums in general.
4. The current political climate makes nearly every conversation devolve into “snowflakes” and “nazis” arguments, even those about baseball.
5. Once people on the staff begin to receive threats, it’s time to move on.
Thanks for participating in this portion of our history and think you for your continued readership. We just felt it was time to move on from the comments. Feel free to respond to us on Twitter: @RiverAveBlues.