Only slight quibble I have would be the “stay on topic” advice. I still have a lot of older posts with closed comments, and I certainly don’t mind people using a new post to raise something about those, or who want to ask an interesting question about something that they think somebody here might be able to answer, or so on.
All I would ever ask is that a comment should relate to the blog and the community here – ‘on topic’ in a more general sense of engaging with me and the readers and commenters, if you like.
Well, since it’s almost the weekend, consider this an open thread for any questions about Life, the Universe and Everything that have been bugging you lately. Silly ones are welcome – the sillier the better, come to think of it. The weather’s depressing me and I need a good laff. And you never know, our collective genius might be able to find the Answers too.
(Update: read this too.)