Karen sent The Stranger an e-mail last night that reads:

Your Slog comments section is so nice. Compared to the vitriolic comments section of most other blogs I read the commenters on the Slog are thoughtful, considerate, and consistently add to the post. You have somehow elevated comment culture. Nice work!

Thanks, Karen. I agree; our commenters have consistently been improving since the end of the 2008 election. Hooray for them!