But I launched it here, and it developed the two signs of a reasonably successful blog-- trolls and spammers. And so we have comment screening, which brings with it a desire on some people's part to know
1) No excessive rudeness or personal attacks. I don't have time to referee schoolyard fights, and I don't have any reason to allow assaults on me in my own living room.
2) Repetition is not argument. After you've said the same damn thing for the third time, I'm going to cut you off.
3) My tolerance for flat-out wrong, not-really serious arguments is limited, and on any given day, depending on what I've been reading, I may have no patience for your regurgitation of already-much-debunked talking points.
4) The blogspot interface is not very friendly. Sometimes I just plain miss comments. When I find twelve copies of the same comment waiting to be approved, that just adds to the a challenge and confusion.
5) I have a real job and a life in the meat world. I know I seem prolific, but I really am not on here 24/7. It may take me a while to get to your comment.
6) Using the comments channel to taunt me and proclaim that I'm just afraid of your blinding intellect and brilliant arguments does not move me. If you want your post to go up, say something intelligent in a reasonably respectful manner. Opposing viewpoints are welcome. Trolling is not. I teach teenagers-- saying, "What? Me?? I wasn't doing anything!!" is not a new or novel defense for me to encounter.
7) You are selling something. And doing it badly. Maybe not even in actual English. Honestly, you have no idea the crap that I keep away from my readers on a daily basis. It's kind of amazing-- does anybody ever let these spambot ads run, and do any people ever click on them? It has to be the most terrible business model in the world, and yet they keep coming at me like the Space Invaders army.
If you believe that you need and deserve an on-line forum that prints every single thing you have to say, then I encourage you to go set up a blog of your own (I recommend Wordpress).