said 6 months ago:
To the original question about comments, If you leave the standard comments from Wordpress, you will get spammed. Basically junk posts in a very weak attempt at low budget backlinks.
Add the Disqus plugin and join Disqus. Then real people that want to engage will be joining in the conversation.
Not everyone will agree with this as it does add a layer of resistance to conversation. If you don’t do something though, you will end up with thousands of spam messages to pour through trying to find valid ones to approve. Waste of time.