I’m sure I’m biased, but I think OTE commenters are at least two standard deviations above the norm in terms of substance, content, evidence, passion, and insight. (And yes, the bar is pretty low, as many comment sections–in other, lesser blogs–just reveal the worst about human nature.)
BUT, as I’ve often said, if the snark-to-mensch ratio gets too high, we won’t publish your comment.
What’s too high? I’d say above 40%. And no, beyond that, I won’t share my formula.