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@Danny Brown I don't know, that's what I'm asking. Playing devil's advocate more than anything. Sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one. I can see both sides of this and the reasoning, but if you close the comments, you take away the whole aspect of community, social, etc. 

3 weeks ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments

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How about this for a  "real" reason....They're tired of moderating comments?  

I don't get a lot of traffic on my site, except for when I write a blog, but like Danny Brown, I use the tools to keep spam comments out. But I do get tired of seeing the occasional comment that has nothing to do with the post or something that makes me wonder if the person commenting actually read the post.

I love having discussions after a post personally. I've had some great discussions offline with several people that are commenting here. That's where the takeaway is because they will take our discussions and use them online. The beauty of comments is that you can learn a lot more than just reading the post. Remember, everything is an opportunity, whether it is a chance to learn, teach or build your community. 


3 weeks ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments

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