I’m glad there’s an active commenter community and enjoy reading people’s back and forth. But the comment threads have a tendency to devolve into rehashes of the same people debating the same topics. One of the perennials is Cincinnati. A commenter named Matt has a very negative take on the city and its culture. Others disagree.
Unlike some, I think Matt actually makes valid points about Cincinnati. There’s clearly something going on there that needs to be understood and confronted. But posts that have nothing to do with Cincinnati often get turned into Cincinnati shouting matches for some reason.
To keep things on topic I’m instituting a new rule: no one is allowed to discuss Cincinnati in a comment unless the post in question mentions Cincinnati. I will delete any comments that violate this policy. That might seem draconian, but it’s necessary in order to keep comment threads from devolving. I will make other policy changes in the future as necessary.