Coming Up: Comment Highlights

Sorry, guys, we're highlighting comments, not hair.
Sorry, guys, we’re highlighting comments, not hair.

Some of the best content of the Bacon’s Rebellion blog lies buried in the comments. Readers are extraordinarily knowledgeable, and they often share their knowledge to amplify or take issue with posts appearing on the blog. I have been so impressed with readers’ contributions recently that I have decided to highlight their contributions.

Readers should check the comments as a matter of course. However, not every comment is a masterpiece and it can be intimidating sifting through the more than 90,000 comments published over the past two-and-a-half years to find the gems.

Accordingly, I have downloaded a plug-in that allows me to highlight comments that hew to the highest standards of Bacon’s Rebellion discourse, advancing the dialogue in a positive way by bringing new facts to the table, presenting cogent and persuasive logic, or advancing an argument with exceptional panache. This will allow readers to skip over the ad hominem attacks, the cheap shots, routine carping and spleen venting that occasionally mars the discourse. (For that record, that includes my ad hominem attacks, cheap shots and spleen venting.)

I will bequeath these highlights sparingly, but I welcome nominations from readers. While I read or scan every comment that enters the bog, I am sometimes hard pressed for time and may overlook valuable contributions. If you think I’ve overlooked an especially worthy comment, contact me at jabacon[at] with your suggestions. Be sure to send me the URL and the time stamp of the comment so I can find it.


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  1. “Sorry guys, we’re highlighting comments not hair.”

    Jim – leave the humor to Peter.

  2. LarrytheG Avatar

    I’d be MORE satisfied if I received email notification of new comments…

    when I DO check the

    “Notify me of follow-up comments by email.”



  3. CrazyJD Avatar

    Minor carping above. I’m really insulted at the sexist implication that we are all “guys”. Then you compound the insult with a photo of someone more beautiful than any of us non-“guys” can ever hope to be.

  4. Whine, whine, whine… No highlights for you guys!

  5. Cville Resident Avatar
    Cville Resident

    I hope you highlight some of virginiagal’s comments….she’s always got an interesting perspective.

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