[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #33516: WordPress Ver 4.3 broke "Allow Comments"

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#33516: WordPress Ver 4.3 broke "Allow Comments"
 Reporter:  SilvaLau         |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Comments         |     Version:  4.3
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:

Comment (by peterwilsoncc):

 Some additional notes for comments made on #33535.

 Biggest take-home: there is now a plugin called
 [https://wordpress.org/plugins/allow-comments-on-pages-by-default/ Allow
 Comments on Pages by Default] in the repo.

 @SergeyBiryukov commented:
 > Adding a new option would go against the
 [http://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/ "Decisions, not options"
 philosophy], so using the filter is the way to go here.
 > I just wrote a plugin that restores previous behaviour:
 [https://wordpress.org/plugins/allow-comments-on-pages-by-default/ Allow
 Comments on Pages by Default].

 @DrewAPicture commented:
 > Anyway, I understand your frustration with this change.
 > When decisions like this are made during WordPress development, we first
 ask, "would this change be useful for 80 percent of users?". If the answer
 is a resounding "yes" as this one was, then we follow our core
 [https://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/ decisions, not options]
 philosophy in making the change. This is why a filter was introduced
 instead of a new option.
 > Think of it this way: WordPress is well-known for our commitment to
 backward compatibility. And in introducing a filter, we're saying, "yes,
 absolutely, you can still do this" but maybe making it a little harder by
 switching it from opt-out to opt-in. This change, I think, is natural to
 the evolution of WordPress and is how many other opt-out situations have
 been changed throughout the years.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/33516#comment:5>
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