I received an email yesterday which began as follows:
Instead of a private response back, I would prefer to see your answer as a post on your blog where you leave the comments open for people to respond for several years unlike many of your other posts where I noticed that the comments sections section was already closed. I had just finished reading your post about [the inverse farm size–productivity relationship] and was going to leave a comment asking for you opinion about [spam].Since the comments section was not open, could you please make a seperate (sic) post to express your opinion about it. And then let me know when that is up, as I try not to subscribe to too many people’s blogs.
Since I receive several such emails every month — many of which address me by my first name and, oddly enough ask me to post an “infographic” of some sort — I figured it was time I made a public service announcement: Continue reading →