Ann Althouse closed the comments section on her blog.
Here's a note by someone applauding her decision. I confess that I liked the comments section but then I just scanned the comments and certainly didn't take many - or even most - of them seriously. Her decision is understandable but regrettable. There were some thoughtful people amid the trolls and the loons and they were worth reading.
I will be surprised if her comments ban stays in place. She has an excellent blog but a key part of its personality - unlike most blogs - has been the comments.
[What is the personality of the Execupundit blog? Reclusive? Distracted? Scattered? Who knoweth? But I'm glad you're here.]