Sometimes I want to leave a comment after reading an interesting post. In some cases the comments are closed for whatever reason. This can be frustrating if there’s no other way to contact the blog’s owner and you know that it could fix his problem or you just want to let him know that there’s a plugin for what he’s looking for. Thus the communication is broken.
Spam is not really a reason to close comments. There are services like Akismet to seperate spam comments out. Since I use Akismet I had no spam problem anymore. It hasn’t filtered non-spam yet so it works perfectly on my blog.
Does it make sense to close comments? Are there other reasons to close them on live sites?