Terrible news in the UK this morning as Mail Online announced that reader comments are temporarily disabled due a technical problem.
Most people only ever log on to Mail Online to read the readers' comments, which usually amount to nonsensical rants, ill informed comments, playground arguments, and pleas for the return of the death penalty.
It's sad, but without the comments, most people are firmly of the opinion that there isn't much point in visiting the site.
Local man, Martin Shuttlecock revealed that he is an avid reader of the Mail Online, not so much because of the non-story stories, the vast amount of filler articles, or the celebrity tittle tattle, but for the inane and frequently barking mad comments of readers.
"I've come to the conclusion that Mail readers are all quite mad," Shuttlecock said. "Their comments are better than anything you'd find on a joke website. There was a story in there yesterday about some guy who pegged a puppy out on a clothes line for a laugh - the puppy's fine, and none the worse for its ordeal, but according to Mail readers, the guy should have been boiled in oil and had his eyeballs poked out with red hot knitting needles. It isn't the same without the comments."
A fan of Mail Online argued that although the Mail might get a bit manic at times, it isn't as bad as the Sun. Their comments page this morning had 17,368 comments on a Katie Price story, most of which were complaining that the article didn't constitute a proper news story, that nobody was interested in reading it, and that it didn't warrant comment.
More as we get it.