Just before Midnight (Eastern) on Monday, August 20, 2018, Legal Insurrection registered its 600,000th comment.

Drumroll please. And the winner is:

Commenter Elzorro, for a comment on the post No Manafort verdict Monday, but the jury did order lunch for Tuesday:


We would offer a Yuge cash prize, but we’re *sure* Elzorro would not want to sully his/her participation in the comment section with lots of cold, hard cash. So we are not going to be so insulting.

Instead, there’s the satisfaction of knowing you are etched in the internet memory Hall of Fame, joining “Paul” who had Our 500,000th comment on July 26, 2017, and “Oregon Mike” who had Our 100,000th Comment on May 22, 2012.

We’re running almost 100,000 comments a year, which is not a lot for many websites, but is a lot considering we don’t use third-party comment software, thus avoiding the drive-by commenters.

The comment section is basically our version of the Cuddle Party, where we support each other, are kind to strangers, and never take offense to others with different opinions. We are Diverse! We are Inclusive! We are Humans!

Legal Insurrection now self-identifies as a Cuddle Party facilitator:

And for those of you who forget from time to time how to cuddle in the comment section, I’m weaponizing Kemberlee, Mary, and Fuzzy to show you how. We’re trying to maintain a forum where people can disagree, without the comment section devolving into a personal attack Fight Club. It’s a “you know it when you see it” distinction, so if you find your comments being held for moderation, that’s probably why.

Starting with the comments to this post.