[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #27111: Turning off global comments should include existing content

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#27111: Turning off global comments should include existing content
 Reporter:  jenmylo      |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:
Component:  Comments     |     Version:  3.9
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  has-patch    |     Focuses:  administration
Changes (by peterwilsoncc):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix


 Replying to [comment:31 jb510]:
 > [snip]
 > Usually, these ancient tickets seem like a lost cause though.  Is there
 any hope for a patch for this actually making its way into core at this

 Honestly, I think it unlikely.

 My view is that the option is fairly clear that the setting is the default
 for new posts.

 Changing how the option works to apply to all posts would break backward
 compatibility and become problematic for sites deliberately choosing to
 enable comments on some posts. My specific thought is news-type sites
 which enable comments on analysis articles but not general news articles.

 Adding an additional "all posts" option seems unhelpful for a couple of
 lines of code. I'll see if I can get [https://github.com/peterwilsoncc
 /rapid-disable-comments this in the repo] to leave neglected and forget to
 update the supported version for. ;)

 I'm going to close this as ''wontfix'' to match the reality given there
 has been no movement for seven years.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/27111#comment:32>
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