Comments back to normal…

If you are a regular commenter here, you’ll have been perserving with a particularly irritating glitch in the commenting zone. It meant that after five or six posts, you could not be sure whether your contribution would come out assigned to you or another person. Well I finally got back into the office last night and got it sorted. The funny thing is that on the whole, apart from one thread which we ended up taking off line, the quality of the conversations here has improved remarkably. It’s good too to see more people actually using their own names. It definately helps to keep things more civil if you have to stand by your own opinions. I’m sorry it took so long, but for now, happy slugging!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty