I was shocked when Dr. Drang killed comments last month. He was long one of the bigger defenders of comments. I have to admit, to my great surprise, I’m getting near to doing it myself. The problem is that spammers have gotten pretty sophisticated. I’m now killing at least two spam comments per day that get through my filters. That’s normally not a big deal except that when I get busy they build up.
For a long time I’ve been a huge supporter of comments. I think the comments here have been better than my writing at times. I love getting the feedback. However since I don’t blog regularly it’s hard to keep up. I’m about at the point of suspecting that in the future there has to be some cost of entry to commenting just in order to keep the spam out. I love discussing things at App.Net and I have a feed there @clarktech just for my posts as well as my higher volume main account @clarkgoble.
I’ve not made a final decision yet. However I suspect comments are going the way of the dodo.