We had come to realize that there are quite a lot of unserious people out there. People who were not coming here to debate in good faith, but instead wanted to insult, to whine, to pettifog, to filibuster, and filibluster, and largely waste everyone’s time. That wouldn’t, and won’t do.
Our blog is heavily consumed in the IDW (Intellectual Dark Web), and most heavily in the Academia sub-group of the IDW. Deep cover Conservative and Libertarian academics and faculty members use our materials extensively, reproducing them samizdat-style, so as to keep our blog well under the radar.
We can’t force those courageous intellectuals to weed through a bunch of substanceless muck to generate the content they need for their educational efforts!