We have received some feedback in regards to giving product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads.
Allowing sellers to list closed WSO threads, could attract more sellers with high quality products who have left the forum due to the harassment and the huge amount of time it took to handle all comments. For large sellers with a big list, they would create a WSO, email their list and then potentially get bombarded with too many comments to handle, spam and irrelevant replies.
Of course the sellers would still need to follow by all the new WSO rules.
I also see the benefit of allowing comments from people which are relevant to the WSO. It allows a public avenue for people to clarify points, ask questions and leave legitimate reviews. This public history of conversation helps others who are interested in the product.
Perhaps the solution is to give the seller the choice or maybe allow this option for experienced sellers only.
I wanted to open up the conversation and see what the community thinks in regards to this.