(This is not so much a post for the moment. But for years I've answered this question in a million different emails. And I have long wanted to do one post about it so I could simply refer to it when asked.)
Why are there no comments on the Editors' Blog?
Good question. What we now call the 'Editor's Blog' was the entirety of TPM for the first five-plus years of the site's existence. And fifteen years ago, comments were not something you could just spin up easily as you can today. In fact, for roughly the first three years the site was online I coded each post by hand, by which I mean I wrote each successive post directly into a handful of html documents I'd written myself. There was no CMS. And yes, once or twice I actually inadvertently overwrote a weeks worth of posts. Luckily, both times I was able to find some reader who had the deleted posts in their browser cache and sent it along to me. Creating pages by hand like that, there's simply no way to have comments.
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