I opened this blog as a place where both sides of the AGW debate could comment without moderation. After the initial influx of comments directed at Miriam and at me, few persons elected to discuss the content of the posts linked at WUWT and HotWhopper. Comments became even more rare as time progressed and many of those were rude and crude. Then one in particular disgusted me, so I introduced the moderation policy. Obviously, the blog was not progressing as intended.
After watching the number of visitors dwindle, Figure 1, even with links on the corresponding webpages at WattsUpWithThat, I was tempted to close this blog.
But two things today helped me make the decision.
First, Miriam O’Brien (Sou) elected to comment on Anthony Watts’s fund-raiser post. Anthony’s post is here, and Miriam O’Brien’s post is archived here. As I wrote in a comment on the corresponding thread on this blog (here):
I suspect this is my last post on this short-lived blog.
Miriam has published a 750+ word post about Anthony Watts request for financial assistance so that he can attend the AGU conference. What an absurd waste of her time. It’s time I stopped wasting mine.
Second, the last straw: I published two posts here and here at MoreOnMiriamO’Brien today, Saturday, December 6. And today, as an experiment, I did not leave comments on the related threads at WUWT, with links to those posts. Of the 100+ visitors here today, less than 2 dozen clicked on the links to the archived versions of Miriam’s posts at HotWhopper. Obviously, there was little interest in what Miriam O’Brien has to say.
Time to close it.
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PS: Many thanks to those who did visit and use the blog as it was intended. Unfortunately, there were too few of you to make it worthwhile for me to maintain it.