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By Andrew Baron | "Andrew Baron" <videoblogyahoo@...> | hamletphase
November 20, 2004 | Post #1862 | Topic #1862

I think its important to have a discussion about including comments on your web site because it does seem to be a major part of something important but its not a universal good. If you look at the Technorati's top 100 list (I know its just one way way of looking at it, but its a big way), [http://www.technorati.com/live/top100.html] which is the largest index tracker of weblogs that I am aware of, the top 10 most popular weblogs on the internet today do not have comments. There are a couple of weblogs in that top ten that have entire planets of commenters like Daily Kos or Buzznet. But other than that, no comments. I think slashdot is not even on the list because thats all it is - comments. I don't foresee having text comments any time soon, but Josh and I were just talking about maybe enabling trackbacks very soon. Maybe also adopting the videoblogging.info method of providing a ping form for others to be included in the trackbacks and do something with the design to highlight the comments that are video comments. This must all be well documented with pros and cons, etc. on the web. It would be interesting to see what people have written about on this subject.