Speaking of polls, something odd and interesting has happened to this thread on election polls and predictions — it's basically been hijacked and turned into an open forum by people with something to say.
I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about that.
One the plus side, it's no cost to me, interesting to read along, and nice that readers are forming a proto-virtual-community. Where's the harm?
On the minus side, there's reasons I never created a single open thread the way, say, Daily Kos routinely does. While I like comments very much, it's a 'personal blog', not one that tries to be all things to all people, and those aren't my topics anymore. Worse, the civility level is not always optimal, and I think I'm not doing a great job of policing it.
So, should I
A) Close comments there? (Unlikely)
B) Sit back and enjoy it? (Likely, but would require amending my comments policy to note exceptions to my request for vague relevance to topic)
C) Like B, but police a bit more.
D) Create an open thread once in a while to allow topic re-set and keep the size of the thing reasonable (Possible, but I'm strangely, perhaps irrationally, reluctant)
E) Other? (Please explain)