“Most dancers occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
The case against comments is usually that comment moderation is too time consuming to be sustainable. If, as some argue, the commenting populace is only a small portion of the overall audience, those comments are unlikely to lead to significantly higher traffic levels. As has been pointed out by many of the people who’ve commented (via Twitter and other avenues) on this move, removing comments means less garbage, faster page load times, and a better user experience.
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz
With the growing wealth of social media at our fingertips, site owners could find that avoiding a single channel that’s not proving advantageous is of benefit, clearing the decks and making it easier to focus on the kinds of communications they do best — and where. And if, like some have said, the blog is big enough, and its following loyal enough, people will talk about, recommend, and consume the site’s offering regardless. But what would you do as it happens to us and we have no comments at all? They are all open now, I may close them all.
Blogger's Law #28a: No matter where you go, there you are!