in case anyone is interested, the BBC has announced that they are closing the “comments” section of the Archers blog pages. This would presumably be for cost reasons.
Quite a lot of places are shutting their comment sections; it’s cheaper than moderating them, and unmoderated comments too often turn into flamewars and mission posters. (They have learned nothing from USENET.)
“Never read the comments” (other than on specific sites) has been a useful mantra for some years. YouTube are usually the worst.
Plus near constant complaints about storylines, writing & acting.
It must get difficult to be criticised constantly … & on your own site.