I was just reading Valleywag and it hit me: Nick Denton is taking the community out of Web 2.0. Why? easy: closed comments. This whole you’ve got to apply and be approved to be a commenter on his sites….well it sucks. Sure, we all know the difficulties of managing comments and the risks open comments present, but you’d think a company the size of Gawker Media could manage it, Weblogs Inc., does, and does it pretty damn well I’d add. Gawker Media’s model is elitist and does nothing to add to the community.