Apparently, if decorum and sticking rigidly to the official Guardian line cannot be maintained, this will have to happen again.
The sensibilities of people like SpecialBrut are so fragile and the debate on WADDYA so essential to the proper functioning of the world that it has to be protected at all costs.
Here is how the janitor of WADDYA describes it:
This thread was a nightmare for our mods recently (although it was very good this week, must say), and it gets an awful lot of comments at times, especially at week-ends. As you know, we rely partly on our community self-moderating (i.e reporting comments which are clearly abusive or trolling) to keep the Guardian's communities as aggreeable and decent as possible.Does this area get special treatment for some reason?In that it will close again if unmanagable? Yes, I guess.Have a nice week-end.
Thank you. Have a humdinger yourself.
Let's all just hope that none of those horrible wreckers turn up this weekend, otherwise we are all done for.