I should patent this idea
on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM.
A new kind of
It asks you a question that you would only be able to answer if you read every word in a story.
When you do that, the ability to comment is turned on.
Otherwise, no comments allowed.
That way you would never have to say to a commenter -- "I'm guessing you didn't read the piece."
Which happens so often that it's pretty obvious no one ever reads anything.
I'm just kidding about patenting it.
PS: Most of the comments will be
How dare you patent something!
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