Given the recent [issues the guardian seem to be experiencing with comments](http://www.andydickinson.net/2008/03/10/journalists-and-online-etiquette/), perhaps they need to get Martin Belam in as a consultant to help them out.

Given how valuable his skills are, maybe he shouldn’t be giving away all the great stuff in his mega-series on dealing with comments, for free

While he is, go and soak up the knowledge.