When we disable the further-comments-posting, the above message displays.
"This feature has been turned off by the author."
"This feature has been temporarily turned off by the author."
The second message is subtly less harsh. And subliminally encourages the visitor to possibly come back at a later time.
Just a thought.
Will that subtly encourage spammers to return? Just asking...
Even in the unlikely event that the spammer actually visits the hub and sees the message, as opposed to just their software doing the visiting, they're going to be coming back anyway no matter what.
+1, thanks for the suggestion. I think I like "This Hub is no longer accepting comments."
How about simply having no comments option without any pronouncements.
I tend to favor the "no-pronouncements" approach, myself. I can see, though, how not saying anything at all could leave readers wondering if something isn't work properly on a Hub. (How about a pronouncement at the beginning of the Hub, "If you, reader, think you're going to have the chance to put in your two cents about this Hub - think again." Then again, maybe the air of mystery that can leave a reader befuddled is actually the better way to go. )
Thanks for the suggestion, paradigmsearch (and your funny banter with Patty). :-)
I've added a chore for our engineering team to change the text to the following:
"This Hub is not accepting new comments at this time. "
I think it reflects the accurate state of the Hub, suggests that it may accept comments in the future, but doesn't promise that it's temporary (as in many cases it is not).
Since I realize now that my former suggestion personifies the Hub, and I've had my morning coffee now, the text will read as follows:
"New comments are not being accepted on this Hub at this time."
I believe this change should happen later today or tomorrow.
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