Time for an open thread– and an upgrade in our commenting practices!
I’d like to introduce a new tool, a tool that I’ve been using ‘behind the scenes’ — on about 20% of the comments — to help keep our commenting easy to read and easy to respond to.
You might know it by sight or recognize it by its symbol. You might use its old-fashioned name, “The Carriage Return“, or its newfangled moniker “Enter“.
Whatever you call it, this tool makes every comment better.
Long comments are become readable. Short comments become more pithy. Even spelling mistakes disappear when this tool is used. Srsly!
Try it — it’s available to anyone, over there on the right-hand side of your keyboard. You can reach it with a slight streeeetch of your pinkie.
Just do this,
and you’ll save me from the silly editing work of adding line breaks and creating paragraphs.
Bonus: You’ll make your comments easier to read, and easier to enjoy.
Now go try it, in the open thread, below!