Hijacking comment threads

Look, I don’t mind if a thread is hijacked by what turns out to be a more interesting conversation for those involved. But please do not intrude on other threads because you think something unrelated is particularly exciting or important – barring a stock market collapse or another 9/11, in either of those cases, please interrupt away. There’s enough nonsense and spam floating around via email; we don’t need to add to it here, at least not unfiltered.

Had the latest offender, (who shall go unnamed since it was done in innocence), bothered to email me first, I could have told him that he was getting worked up about an old Internet hoax. This was quite obvious in the early versions as they cited bills that did not exist.