Yesterday, Popular Science announced that they would no longer allow comments on their site. Why? Because they can be bad for science. As we all know, they can also just be plain bad.

+ Could the comment problem be fixed with a few design tweaks? If one of those tweaks is to cut the ethernet cables of most commenters, then yes.

+ Google is trying to stem the tide of nasty comments on YouTube — home of perhaps the worst comments on the web — by forcing commenters to have a Google Plus account. (That seems a bit draconian.)

+ One high school football coach did a pretty good job of reacting to abusive web behavior by some of his players. He suspended the whole team.