Mashable reports that "Popular gadget site Engadget has recently shut down comments. It’s a temporary measure, it says, but the blog took it because the 'tone in comments has really gotten out of hand.'"
According to their official announcement on the topic, Engadget claimed that comments had "become mean, ugly, pointless, and frankly threatening in some situations… and that's just not acceptable."
Um, Dear Engadget– Have you been to the Internet before? That is basically the definition of comments.
Part of my job is to look over all of your guys' terrible comments. If I freaked out every time I saw something mean, ugly or pointless, I'd be in a nonstop hissy fit. Especially the "pointless" part. Do you realize how pointless some of your comments are? Seriously??
But we love it! Comment all you want!! Who the hell cares?!?! I mean, part of me thinks "Mean, Ugly, Pointless" could be the new Tosh.0 motto.