Update (4/28/11): Wow, I can't believe I really have to promote this post back to the front... again, but it appears that some people are just too immature to handle commenting on a website. There has been an issue lately with people choosing to use inappropriate usernames to post comments, thus leading to people complaining about those usernames... If it continues to happen I will be forced to make you have to create an account in order to comment, it's the only way I can control what the user names are. I don't want to have to do this because I know how much I hate having to login to make a quick comment on sites. So with that being said, anyone caught using an inappropriate user name to comment on any post will be immediately banned, no warnings.
On a sidenote, I do read every single comment, so you don't have to leave multiple replies to people that use inappropriate user names, I will see them. So lets keep the comments on topic to the post and keep this a safe place for everyone to read. Thanks.
Update (2/8/11): I'm promoting this back to the front page because it seems as though the comments are getting a little out of hand again. With the movie getting closer to release and more information coming to light, let's try to keep the comments on the topic of those specific posts (or at least Super 8 in general). Any personal attacks, bashing of others' comments or pointless links will be deleted and your IP may be banned from commenting again (depending on how I feel that day).
Since news is slow for the moment I wanted to address the comment issue I've been noticing. I try not to moderate too many of the comments outside of the spam comments because I feel that everyone has a right to their own opinion and those opinions are usually what spark conversation throughout the site, but some of the recent comments have gone so far as to attack individuals rather than focus on Super 8.
With that said, from here on out I'm going to be a little more strict on the comment moderating. If I see a comment that I feel doesn't add to the conversation; whether it's a slam against someone else or just a pointless comment, I'm going to delete them without notice. With that being said, I also don't monitor the site 24/7, but I try to keep an eye on things, so if you see a comment that you think is questionable you don't need to leave a comment or email me asking why it wasn't deleted, if I feel it's off-topic enough to warrant deletion I'll get to it.
Also, as other people have said, the forums are a much better place for discussion as things are kept in a more organized format. So if you really want to discuss points and topics that the blog posts don't cover I would suggest heading over there. As with the comments though, I can't moderate the entire forum myself all the time, so please use common sense.
I didn't even think I needed to write this post, but in the last few days it seems to have become a small issue that I want to put an end to now, so try to keep the comments on topic from here on out and if you want to talk about something else the forums have an off-topic section that's perfect for that. I appreciate all of you guys reading the site so let's try to keep things as civil as possible.