Why Austin American-Statesman isn’t accepting comments

“What’s odd is that the Statesman’s post announcing why readers can’t comment on stories has comments enabled. In fact, many softer stories on the newspaper”s website allow for commenting.”
* Austin paper blames software on lack of reader comments

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  1. Lots of wacky things go wrong with.comments. For a while our “intelligent” spam catcher went berserk under the influence of a flood of verbose Russian offers. Commenters of all political stripes, plaids and polka dots were outraged that we were taking down their remarks because of some agenda or other.I have never understood what makes someone who has exactly $0 invested in a site get so righteous.