2 months of silence
Two months ago I gave up on commenting on articles online, and I even gave up reading them. I wanted to see how it effected reading the content of the actual article. And two months in I still sometimes have the urge to respond and I've caught myself scanning the comments a few times but I would have to say I've really lost very little.
I don't get caught up in trolls, I'm never left wondering if the person is being serious and I've found the comments section just seems to be a vent valve for those that don't think they have a voice. Sure there are some times that they are useful but I would say by and large internet comment sections are just a waste of space.
PS. Poison Ivy is horrible