Joel Spolsky posted that the comments section on blogs are pretty much useless, given the amount of inane anonymous postings that can occur.
I disagree. I don't see blogging as a way for me to pontificate without any thought to others' views. It is others' views that make life interesting. I blog and I read blogs as a learning process. My blog has my thoughts and opinions. They can be wrong. If they are, I want an opportunity to reshape them.
I like Joel's blog. It is often very interesting. At times, though, he takes himself and what he has to say a bit too seriously.
But there is something to be said regarding getting the <75 IQ crowd to go find something else to do in their mother's basement.