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Close readers of this here blog may have noticed a change go into effect late yesterday afternoon—yes, that's right, comments have been enabled on Racked. No longer will this be a strictly one-way conversation, as we've thrown open the door to anyone who'd like to weigh in on our glorious, glossy and lustrous prose. There are no hoops to jump through or private passwords to obtain—just click, type, peruse and post. Enjoy. Just don't make us sorry we did it, svp.