The management has received a minor but hard-to-ignore flurry of emails pleading for Something To Be Done about a nuisance that has made itself at home in this website’s comments. One suggestion is that the root cause of the problem is a condition whose sufferers:
…are fighting the reality of their insignificance and lost value and are trying to re-establish their self-esteem … believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings.
and who display
inability to admit wrongdoing … [proneness] to severe bouts of anger … the ability to write friends off forever.
Thanks to modern technology, it is possible to spare innocent bystanders the distress of witnessing this unpleasantness, and – more important – to offer the afflicted person/s an opportunity to wean themselves from their obsession with this site for long enough to obtain professional help. But it does mean that, for the time being, (civil) comments may be delayed for a while after they are submitted.