Can you handle “No comment” from Will Campell?

The comments on blog posts often take on a life of their own. Last week, for example, the string of comments about The Eastsider’s story on a fight between dog owners, turned into a criticism about the frequent commentary of Silver Lake resident and blogger Will Campbell.

“And Oh Yeah Will C what an Ass! He’s like bed bugs but for comments on East Side blogs; everywhere and impossible to get rid of.”

In response, not only did Will Campbell defend himself but declared on his own blog, [sic], that he’s going to go on a “no comment” kick of sorts:

“And so I’m going to stop, or at least give stopping a try. Sort of. From now on, if I find a post on a blog I frequent — be it a personal one, an “east side” one or one of the larger group/topical/regional blogs I haunt, instead of flailing my fingertips across my keyboard over there and giving pieces of my mind away free, I’ll consider if its worthwhile tapping out my thoughts over here and linking across to it.”

How long can Campbell keep his comments to himself? What will this mean to Los Angeles blog traffic (he got more than 40 comments on LAist alone)? Feel free to comment.

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