While I wasn’t planning on making a new plugin, this one just presented itself and had to be done.
It’s a tongue-in-cheek way of keeping snarky/nasty comments off your content, while giving people the appearance and feeling of user engagement. Looking at the code, I saw how easy it would fit into a WordPress plugin so I whipped this one together. All credit for the functionality goes to Tessalt on GitHub, since it’s all her code: I just wrapped things up so it tucked nicely into the WordPress ecosystem.
If you’d like to take a look, you can find the plugin in the Echo Chamber Comments in the WordPress repository.