I'll Tell You What's Fair. ⇒

   16 June 2010, terribly early in the morning

John Gruber responds to an article by Joe Wilcox about the lack of comments on his site. Derek Powazek weighs in. I agree with Powazek: comments shouldn’t be obligatory, but they can certainly be valuable. I enjoy reading the comments here. The thing is, if you aren’t going to make the effort to make sure they aren’t straight up stupid, they will detract from your site. (The article opens with a discussion about Android and the iPhone. It’s pretty funny how much Android changed once the iPhone was announced. It seems pretty clear that they took a lot of inspiration from the iPhone. Before the iPhone was announced it looked like Google was building the next generation of RIM pagers.)

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  1. A nice response from Wilcox.

  2. Another from Shawn Blanc.

  3. Of comments and weeds.

Don't be shy, you can comment too!

Some things to keep in mind: You can style comments using Textile. In particular, *text* will get turned into text and _text_ will get turned into text. You can post a link using the command "linktext":link, so something like "google":http://www.google.com will get turned in to google. I may erase off-topic comments, or edit poorly formatted comments; I do this very rarely.