I am going ahead with one of what I’ll call “my experiments”. I have moderated comments now — I will read them and selectively approve them moving forward, but only approve those comments which seem vital to post. If I don’t care for the impact this experiment has on the flavor of the site, I may revert back to the standard schema.
Thank you for your understanding as I try to figure out how best to proceed.
[Edit: Apparently “liking” a comment is an act of moderation and approval as well. Hmm.]