At a conference, I heard someone trying to explain the Comment Quality Quotient theory to a small group during a break. It went something like this:
You got your good comments. You got your bad comments. You got your comment spam. Somewhere in the middle, you got your time waster comments. Which do you want more of? Which do you want less? Which do you want gone?
The better the comments on your blog, the better your blog, right? So you need to improve your Comment Quality Quotient.
While everyone agreed that comment spam and “bad” comments were unwanted, a number of the group agreed they wanted the time waster comments gone as well. They all wanted good, clear, quality comments that contributed to their content. The problem was determining how to improve their Comment Quality Quotient.