Comments are closed

Kommentarverbotsschild 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?

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Trackback is dead. Are Comments dead too?
Thoughts on Closing Blog Comments
Does it make sense to close comments on older posts?

9 Comments

  1. Some authors experience rude behaviour in their comments. It is only natural to disable comments if you do not have time to read every single comment, especially if there are loads of them.

  2. Günther

    Didn’t happen to me yet. :->

  3. slopjong

    The only spam I got came from the IPs 194.8.74.X and 194.8.75.X so I added these lines in .htaccess:

    # SpamIPs
    RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^194.8.74. [NC,OR]
    RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^194.8.75. [NC]
    #Blocklist end
    RewriteRule ^.*$ http://127.0.0.1/ [R,L]

  4. Hi,

    I’ve been using prosense quite sometime,
    I met a problem with comment form as it written that
    “comments are closed”.

    This way i can no interact with my blog visitor.

    PLease tell me how to open the comment.

    Thanks a lot.

  5. slopjong

    I suppose you mean the WordPress theme “Prosense”. The comment feature settings are independent of your theme (as long as it is supported). Go to your admin panel. Under “Settings » Discussion” you configure it as you want. Please tell me if this was the answer to your question.

    Discussion Settings

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