A little over four months ago, I posted something about how to respond to blog critics. That’s mostly how I approach situations such as heated discussions by commenters to other commenters and even to the blogger.
More often than not, I leave them be on this blog (even to the extent that a lot of the comments are explitives) but with PTB, we try to shape the discussion on the more informative path. Still, some of the cavemen clickers, as Marc would refer to them, continue to harrass and demean the value of the blog.
This is one of those times when that WordPress feature “Users must register/login in order to comment” will come in handy. Just add a dash of “Fair Use Policy” and email verification and you’re all set to moderate them trolls and flamers.