Confluence
  1. Confluence
  2. CONF-7742

Allow comments to be disabled on a page or blog post

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.8
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Comments
    • Environment:

      Standalone, Java 1.5, RHEL

    • Last commented by user?:
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      Description

      I would like to be possible to disable commenting on a page. Some pages (like main pages or portal pages) on a site don't need comments. It isn't appropriate. Not only can you not disable commenting on a page (like through a simple checkbox on the edit page), but even if you disable editing of a page entirely, that still won't prevent commenting.

      Please improve this situation. Best of all would be a simple checkbox: [ ] Users can comment on this page. I would also be ok with tying it to page permissions.

      Atlassian Status as of 1st November, 2011

      Hi Everyone,
      Thanks for all your feedback on this issue. After much discussion we've concluded we won't be implementing this feature request. Our goal is to continue to simplify the product, by focusing on building for the majority of our customers. Whilst the ability to disable comments on a specific page or blog is a completely valid feature request, we believe it just crosses the line in terms of adding an extra level of complexity to the product and is a use case that isn't catering for the majority of our customers.

      In saying this, there are several ways in which this can still be achieved. For example, David Simpson has written up a blog post of how this can be done with a simple user macro on a page. Alternatively you could write a plugin to hide the comments block on a page. We welcome the plugin developer community to tackle this problem as it won't be something we will make core to the product.

      Thanks for your patience with this issue.

      Cheers,
      Sherif Mansour
      Confluence Product Manager
      smansour at atlassian dot com

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          Shannon Krebs added a comment -

          @Brett https://www.adaptavist.com/display/Bubbles/Page+Comment+Locking may be of interest to you. IIRC this feature should work on any page but the web ui items may only be visible on forum topic pages. Would suggest trying the bubbles forum or contacting Adaptavist directly if you have a support contract.

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          Shannon Krebs added a comment - @Brett https://www.adaptavist.com/display/Bubbles/Page+Comment+Locking may be of interest to you. IIRC this feature should work on any page but the web ui items may only be visible on forum topic pages. Would suggest trying the bubbles forum or contacting Adaptavist directly if you have a support contract.
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          Brett Ryan added a comment -

          Thanks Shannon, the comment locking only works on forum pages, however we have setup forum topic lists which are being commented on instead of the user adding a page. I'll try the forum too, thanks.

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          Brett Ryan added a comment - Thanks Shannon, the comment locking only works on forum pages, however we have setup forum topic lists which are being commented on instead of the user adding a page. I'll try the forum too, thanks.
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          Trieu Truong added a comment -

          I found this very helpful for hiding the comments section across Confluence spaces:

          http://davidsimpson.me/2011/01/23/more-flexible-commenting-in-atlassians-confluence/

          While hiding the comments via styling is essentially a hack, it's perfectly effective for my needs.

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          Trieu Truong added a comment - I found this very helpful for hiding the comments section across Confluence spaces: http://davidsimpson.me/2011/01/23/more-flexible-commenting-in-atlassians-confluence/ While hiding the comments via styling is essentially a hack, it's perfectly effective for my needs.
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          Dmitry Vyacheslavov added a comment -

          Won't Fix after 6 years.
          Great job!

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          Dmitry Vyacheslavov added a comment - Won't Fix after 6 years. Great job!
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          Rick Mills added a comment -

          What I'd like to know is how is it that comments have been disabled on the space index pages of Atlassian's own Confluence installation, yet we seemingly cant do it? As a new customer my initial impressions of Atlassian, Jira and Confluence are not good at all when pretty easy to add, and low-bloat features like this are not part of the system, despite there seemingly being a hell of a lot of requests all over your own confluence comments.

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          Rick Mills added a comment - What I'd like to know is how is it that comments have been disabled on the space index pages of Atlassian's own Confluence installation, yet we seemingly cant do it? As a new customer my initial impressions of Atlassian, Jira and Confluence are not good at all when pretty easy to add, and low-bloat features like this are not part of the system, despite there seemingly being a hell of a lot of requests all over your own confluence comments.

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