T.S. O'Connell, journalist for Sports Collectors Digest has turned off the comments on his blog.
His reasoning is noted here in his most recent post which is titled, "Online Commentary System Is Deeply Flawed ... ". Please go read this and come back to finish reading this post and comment.
An old school reporter who has produced some great work over the years has repeatedly failed to embrace the new mediums available to The Industry and instead has used his blog as just another editorial venue when in fact, blogs are all about ENGAGEMENT. In his own words, "I have never responded to any of the comments in any fashion. Not once." (The bold is his not mine). Exactly T.S., instead of face the music of criticsim regarding advertiser conflicts of interest, answering legitimate questions regarding your beloved Bill Mastro, you have hid behind a wall that has been long removed thanks to the Internet.
I am disgusted that you, representing a publication that, at times, still provides credible hobby editorial and journalism has failed to engage your audience, instead choosing to piously silence your critics by removing their VOICE.
Go collect your precious '54 Topps and stop pretending to "be involved" in The Hobby that has clearly and sadly passed you by.
Special thanks to Mike at http://www.sports-rings.com/blog.htm