It's been fun to watch an increasing number of publications, MSM and blogs alike, ever more firmly insist that commenters' remarks be civil. By contrast, Barry Ritholtz's must-read economics blog, The Big Picture, is having none of that. It's not his job to insist on grown-up behaviour:
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.
Fortunately this hasn't been an issue at EB, since only grown-ups read this blog. Just thought I'd pass on Mr. Ritzholtz's delightful contrarian approach.