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Suggestion for next release: Global disable of comments


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Hrekum

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Hi Dirk et al I really, really would like to see an option in the config.php file to disable comments on a site. Given the power of the forums, I want members to put their expressions in there instead. Maybe if someone has a hack for a redirect on the comments to the forums? I have read the other two remarks on disabling comments. Cheers! Chris
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Dirk

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Quote by Hrekum:I really, really would like to see an option in the config.php file to disable comments on a site.
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// Allow / disallow comments to stories by default (can be changed individually
for every story)
$_CONF['comment_code']          = 0; // 0 = comments enabled, -1 = disabled
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sideswipe

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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but...

I've set this to -1 in my config in 1.3.11 and it doesn't disable the comments.
The links are still shown - it says "login required" for anon. users, once logged in I can still comment.

Help?
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It's only the default setting for new stories, i.e. it doesn't change the settings for existing stories.

This could be done with a simple SQL request, though:
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UPDATE gl_stories SET commentcode = -1;
 

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sideswipe

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Thanks Dirk - you're a pro!

My only other question is...

// Show the number of stories in a topic in Topics Block
$_CONF['showstorycount'] = 0;

I'm still getting the story count in the block. Is there sometihng else I need to change?
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Are you sure what you're seeing now is the story count? Per default, it shows something like (11/1) where the first number is the story count and the second is the submission count. If you switch off the story count, it would still show the submission count. You can disable that in config.php, too.

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sideswipe

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That was it! Thanks for all your hard work Dirk - I see great answers for everything from you all the time. Smile
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boris

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all right, but how can i disable comment count in the older stories section?

cheers!
boris
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