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Posted by on June 4th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

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I’ve been watching my comment counter creep up to 20,000 the last few weeks and as I write this is already up to 20,106!

It took about 15 months to reach 10,000 comments and less than half that to reach 20,000.

People always ask me if I read every one of them. The answer is yes, I do. I read and/or at least scan each and every one of them. I take comments very seriously and reading them every day is a treasured part of my job. I feel they are one of the most important parts of this site.

And while some folks have trouble playing nice and staying on-topic, I’m amazed at how few problems I’ve had. I’ve never banned anyone and I’ve only deleted and/or censored comments on a few rare occasions.

I am grateful for all of your contributions and insights. Your feedback is a rich and valuable resource to me and the community.

Thank you…and keep it coming!

(If you have questions or feedback about how I deal with comments, feel free to ask below.)

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NOTE: At BikePortland, we love your comments. We love them so much that we devote many hours every week to read them and make sure they are productive, inclusive, and supportive (heck, sometimes we even fix your typos!). That doesn't mean you can't disagree with someone. It means you must do it with tact and respect. This is our business and we do not tolerate mean commenters who add nothing of value to the discussion.

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Comments
  • Michael Wolfe June 4, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    No way that I’ll ever leave a comment on a post about comments. That’s way too meta- for me.

    Oh, wait.

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  • Bearhat June 4, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Here’s another one! See you a the race Wednesday?

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  • Jerrod June 4, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    There are many who greatly appreciate your blog, so thank you very much. Please, keep up the good work.

    P.S. I hope bicycles take over this world!

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  • vseven June 4, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    So, how are we are going to help you make a decent living ? It’s time to talk about it.

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  • Elliot June 4, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Ditto vseven. Where’s the payment plan? Money is burning a hole in this unemployed college student’s pocket. (I’m not joking: I think most all of us want to contribute).

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  • Jonathan Maus / BikePortland June 5, 2007 at 12:40 am

    “See you a the race Wednesday?”

    Hey Bearhat. Unfortunately someone planned a meeting that I’m curious about attending…. so no racing for me this week. But being at the race last week did inspire me.. I’ve actually been out on the bike a few times lately and I plan to keep it up. See you out there!

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  • Bradly Fletchall June 5, 2007 at 7:15 am

    There is even a few dedicated cyclists in Missouri that follow you blog.

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  • Paul Cone June 5, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Just think if all those spam comments had made it through!

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  • Bearhat June 5, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Rad! if it rains i might not be out there on Wednesday. I just wanted to bring a sign that said \’i want to date someone from Team Beer!\’ oy.

    I\’ll probably just run into you at Pedalpalooooza!

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  • reader June 6, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    Congratulations as well for your photo in the June 2007 issue of The Progressive. Page 23 features photos from Earth Day activities around the world, and the Sprockettes are featured in a photo credited to Jonathan and BikePortland.org

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