My board moderator experience reinforces my general thought on human interactions: there’s obviously one person’s fault, obviously the other’s, and “neither of you are helping and I don’t care who started it.” (In that way it’s kind of like reffing hockey.)
Sometimes comments are disabled to thwart idiots… and sometimes, comments are disabled because the video maker is the idiot, and wants not to be told so. (These are usually the folks who also disable the ratings.) The only solution to that is to click away the moment one detects the unmistakable whiff of Idiot Ego seeping out of the screen.
(And then to complain about it on some other blog’s comments, apparently. Sorry Charles.)