I have never been a proponent of the yellow boxes. I could never find a valid reason why they should not have a short shelf life. For a long time, I never wanted negative comments on my Challenge articles because the boxes did not have an expiration date. Then it occurred to me that my attitude was all about me and my foolish pride. I decided that if someone was really interested in my articles, then they would come to their own conclusions based on what THEY knew about its merits despite the comments.
I also do not believe that one should shy away from comments just because they don't know all the rules of the game (although I've recently had to remind myself of this) . As one of those who have erred a time or two when commenting, I firmly believe that mistakes are just another opportunity to learn.
If someone writes a comment that is clearly incorrect, it should be lovingly brought to their attention. It is incumbent upon the one who erred to graciously receive the correction. This becomes a win-win for all.
We should never be ashamed when mistakes happen, and we should never be judged by them.