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),
[] 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 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