Re: Orlowski articles as ads
> 0) HumoUr is in the eye of the reader.
> 1) Until recently, comments weren't usually permitted on Orlowski's articles.
Wrong. Comments were not disabled on all articles, mostly on the ones about filesharing and how it stole billionaires' lunch.
> 2) Even where comments are now sometimes permitted, it seems they generally need to be pre-modded
Yes, though not from everyone it seems. Mine always require manual check, and are often refused; but
> A delay like this does not normally make for "exhilariating comment threads"
is wrong. Usually the funny factor comes from the amount of pantytwist that gets crammed in there. Most of the time I don't really read the article in details, or at all (and I specifically avoid anything on El Reg that deals with Intellectual Property as I know it's going to be apoplexia-inducing). I almost always disagree strongly with the articles, and find the reasonning in them specious at best. So I often jump directly to the comments...