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Discussion on: Should DEV allow you to disable comments on your posts?

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Sylvie Fiquet

I'm not convinced disabling comments is a good option for DEV where it's all about the community and where the moderation is efficient.

Forem is by definition more generic and is meant to cater to the needs of other types of communities, so it would probably make sense there, e.g. in a forum dealing with controversial subjects or a small forum with few moderators.

Because it's a good option for Forem doesn't mean it's a good option for DEV. If only a few authors disable comments it won't have much impact. If it becomes widespread, we won't have a community anymore.

Maybe it could be made a configuration option? Allow Forem admins to activate/desactivate it for their community, while keeping DEV discussions alive?