I moderated something like 300 comments on this blog yesterday.
Most were published.
I replied to a lot.
The figure was exceptional: it's not often the blog has nearly 40,000 reads in a day.
But, I did not get as much of my work done as I needed and as I have pressing deadlines, and for that reason only, I regret I am having to turn comments off for the next day or two.
Please accept my apologies, but I have a living to make and this blog is by no means all of it.
I will turn comments on again as soon as possible because I suspect I will miss them.
And you can comment on twitter where I am @RichardJMurphy