One ring. Two rings. Three rings. Four rings. Foot steps. Silence. Growing up, I’d always hear my dad say, “well, if it’s important, they’ll leave a message” just as he was about to pick up the phone. I’ve kind of adopted this thought process for my site by excluding the default comment section.
If you’ve ever had a WordPress site, you’re well aware of the fact that it can get ripe with spam(my) comments, even with Akismet (WP’s comment filtration system) installed. Add to the fact that I just don’t want to add another row in my database for a bunch of spam(my) comments and, well, here we are — no comments. Here’s the thing: I have a contact page with my email address on it, so if it’s important, they’ll leave a message =)