Comments closed – why?

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  • #588598

    rhubarbbd
    Member

    I have checked on the writing tab in my dashboard and have unchecked the tab that states comments can only be left by logged on readers but on my posts page my comments are still ‘closed’ . How do I change this so that readers of my posts can leave comments about the post?

    The blog I need help with is rhubarbbd.com.

    #588759

    timethief
    Member

    The default setting for all wordpress blogs on all pages and all posts is comments open so if yours are closed then you changed the settings. This page is the page for setting up the defaults for comments > Setting > Discussion
    enable comments instructions > http://en.support.wordpress.com/enable-disable-comments/

    #589127

    lemegeton
    Member

    NOT! Dunno what’s going on, but my defaults are to allow comments, and I even set allow comments on the individual post, yet when I view the post – it says “comments closed” Something is broken…

    #589128

    timethief
    Member

    I assume this issue is resolved as I have clicked into the blog linked to your username and comments are open on your posts on the front page of your blog.

    #589129

    ememby
    Member

    I’m having the same problem with my most recent post – my comments are working for the rest but on this one it says “Comments are closed” at the bottom and I can’t turn them on – HELP!
    http://ememby.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/bungee-cords-a-parents-helper/

    #589130

    lemegeton
    Member

    This is NOT resolved. I’m having the same issue on two of my blogs. The Settings/Discussion options are default to allow comments. When I start a new article the Allow comments checkboxes are ticked. However (on both blogs) after posting the article, Comments are closed, and if I edit the article to allow comments, the changes are not reflected after hitting the Update button. I’ve also changed the theme a few times as that was mentioned as a so-called fix, but it did not alleviate the issue. See:

    http://lemegeton.wordpress.com/
    http://itnewbie.wordpress.com/

    #589131

    timethief
    Member

    @ememby
    Please edit the post and open the comments on it. The Discussion module is below the editor box. Enavle these:
    __Allow comments.
    __Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page.
    Then Click “Update”

    #589132

    timethief
    Member

    It appears Staff may be “tinkering” with themes in the background and we may be wasting our time having this discussion at all. Please take these issue to Staff bu using this link. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #589133

    ememby
    Member

    Thanks – I did try editing the post but the Discussion module does not appear anywhere on my page. Just the *new* writing helper and Links and Shares. Ugh. I did submit the issue to staff. Thanks.

    #589134

    I’m having the same problem with my blog – comments were turned off automatically although I haven’t changed anything with my settings and prior posts supported comments just fine.

    #589135

    timethief
    Member

    Best wishes for a happy ending. Volunteers answer questions have no prior notice with regard to what Staff may or may not be doing in the background.

    #589137

    articolenoi
    Member

    I have problems with the “Comments closed”. http://articolenoi.com/2011/04/27/unirea-urziceni-1-3-cfr-cluj/

    What problem and how I can solve din problems?

    #589138

    centria
    Member

    Mine no longer works, either, although everything is checked that comments should be allowed. I have contacted support. Just wanted everyone to realize that many of us seem to be having this problem.

    #589139

    timethief
    Member

    It appears Staff may be “tinkering” with themes in the background and we may be wasting our time having this discussion at all. Please take this issue to Staff by using this link. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    [MOD EDIT – TT, please refrain from abusing blockquotes. You already made your point above.]

    #589140

    ameliespp
    Member

    Same here. Comment box will not stay checked. Why is this only happening to a handful of people?

    #589141

    I have the same problem, but I’ve detected when I see the post individually, the comments are unlocked and when I see the post in main page, the comments are locked again. I think there’s some WordPress bug…

    #589142

    miskmask
    Member

    It’s happening to me also. All comment boxes are ‘off’ now. I’ve double-checked all my settings and they’re just as they always have been. As suggested I dropped a note to Staff through the Contacts link but I really doubt this will help anything as they’re not going to be able to cope with this problem plus messages.

    #589143

    ruthsartwork
    Member

    Same problem for me. I have checked the discussion area of the settings and it is right. When I try to check it in edit post it is off and will not stay on when I leave the page.

    #589145

    Also, I have another problem: While “discussion” is by default non-operational whether I click “Allow comments” or “allow trackbacks”, I can’t insert tags and the “Likes & Shares” buttons are clicked always, even when I update them unclicked! I suppose it’s a general thing?

    #589146

    Hi all! Sorry for the trouble with comments. We’ve seen reports of this coming in via support tickets as well. We’re looking into right now and will keep you all updated as we know more.

    Thanks for your patience as we sort it all out!

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