June 19, 2004

Old Comments Closed

Comment spam got me down, so all threads more than twelve days old will be closed to comments from now on. Thanks to Chris in the comments here for pointing my way to this plugin.

Now can anyone tell me if there's an easy way to display a message saying that comments are closed, the way they do on Crooked Timber? I'd like to tell people that they can e-mail me if they want a thread reopened, and anyway it seems polite to let people know before they start typing.

Posted by Matt Weiner at June 19, 2004 12:19 PM

This time I can't help. I wasn't even smart enough to get the plug-in to actually work on my site.

Posted by: Chris at June 20, 2004 11:54 AM

That would be "lucky," not "smart"--actually I'm not quite positive it's working either, I had some weird results trying to set the timing.

The Crooked Timber folks seem to have worked out something but they are having their own troubles right now and I would not presume to bug them for help with my issues. (Though I did bug them to hype my post on Alice McDermott--that's cause I'm a hypocrite.)

Posted by: Matt Weiner at June 20, 2004 01:46 PM