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Lock blog indicator

Created: 14 Sep 2012 • Updated: 12 Dec 2012 | 7 comments
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Hi,

I was ready a blog and couldn't find the post a comment link. I search the site to really blog can be lock and comment are disabled.

I was wondering if it was possible to add a lock icon and some text indicating that the blog is lock.

(If this is already implemented could someone attach a image to show me where it is on the page)

Thank you

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CraigV's picture

I don't see the need to lock a blog or an article for that matter as people can always continue them.

Normal posts, yes...but not these.

Thanks!

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Frank019's picture

Sorry you might have misunderstood with my spelling mistake.

Here what I mean:

"I was reading a blog and couldn't find the "post a comment" link. I search the site to realise that blog can be lock and comment are disabled."

There is already a feature to lock blog, what I want is a feature to tell the user that the blog is lock and that he cannot comment on.

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CraigV's picture

to tell the person who initially created the blog, or to tell a new user? In which case there is already a message at the bottom of a locked thread stating that it is locked.

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Frank019's picture

For new user that wants to comment. If you look at the following blog:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/shamoon-attacks-continue

I cannot see anything that tell the user that the blog is lock.

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CraigV's picture

...you might find that the blog you posted doesn't allow comments.

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Andy Welburn's picture

...you might find that the blog you posted doesn't allow comments.

& this is down to the user who creates the blog/article in the first instance (this is true for *any* created content). The author gets the opportunity to set comments to "Disabled, Read only or Read/Write" - as the default is Read/Write (except for Polls when it is Disabled by default) it is obviously an indication that the content is not up for discussion from the authors perspective!

The easiest way to tell that you can't post a comment is purely by the fact that there isn't the option to "Post new comment"

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Frank019's picture

Sorry for reviving my idea a year later but that was my point. I was looking all over the page for the comment button but couldn't find it. If there was a note a the bottom of the page saying that the comment have been disabled I would have realise it instead of looking all over the page.

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