As the topic of the post says, blog comments on this blog are now disabled.
99% (percentage is entirely made up, but most likely more accurate than non-accurate) of all the comments were spam. The majority of my time moderating the comments on the blog was spent mashing the "Spam" button.
Every once in awhile a real comment would appear on the blog, and 99% of those comments were answered by me answering with "Go to the mailing lists".
So, in the interest of my sanity, and the fact that the mailing lists provide a better answer and conversational interaction than a blog comment ever could, I've disabled blog comments.
Please direct your questions to the Snort mailing lists: https://www.snort.org/community