Maybe I should (throws in a passive aggressive pout) just stop reading LiveJournal altogether or, at least, stop commenting on posts by people that I do not know well and face to face. The only problem with the latter suggestion is that LiveJournal is about 95% of my "social" life. Why yes, yes I am a shut-in.
P.S. I have saved the comments I made (and that I received notification emails for, thank goodness!) in a private post here on my LJ and so thankfully the switching off of comments on that post has not meant the erasure of my writing/words. Sometimes LJ does something right!
P.P.S. The owner of the LJ in question and I have conversed via email - I apologised and they explained. I will likely make this post private eventually as well.