Our comments are back, baby!*

Our hosted comments are back. Did you miss them?

I know some of you did. You told me the hosted comments below each story were the best part of this site, and that you looked forward to reading them every day.

I hear you. Read more “Our comments are back, baby!*”

We’re pausing our comments section, starting now. Here’s why.

When it comes to the user-generated comments, Amy Hayden’s email looks as if it could be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. But those of you who have been reading this site — and commenting on it — probably know better. Read more “We’re pausing our comments section, starting now. Here’s why.”

Can you help me stop the cyberbullying on my blog?

I know as much about bullying as the average father of three young children. Which is to say, I’m a subject matter expert. But Stephanie Kong’s request for help may not be easily solved, and I’m hoping you can help me.
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Is it time to shut down the “shills” who are paid to endorse credit card companies?

Credit cards are morally ambiguous financial instruments. They can be used for good, to pay for something when you don’t have enough money. And they can be used for evil, to pay for something when you don’t have enough money.
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Why we have comments – and why you should care

If you’re a regular commenter on this site, January sure was an interesting month for you. It was for me.

We started by declaring war on snark and concluded with perhaps the biggest story of the new year, which happened to be about a company that repeatedly referred to its own customers in an obscene way.
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