Joel Johnson shuts down comments on the Violet Blue snafu (aka boingboinggate) after readers revolt (the post has garnered over 1100 comments):

I can promise this won’t be the last we have to say on the matter, but as I said above, we’ve got to get everyone together and think this through and we’re just not built that way by default. Half of the editors are on vacation with their families, but they’re still checking in as they can.