Why do I get the message “Comments for this Question are closed” on MakeUseOf and Answers?

Kevin Fegan September 6, 2012
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Why do I get the message “Comments for this Question are closed” on all questions I view on MakeUseOf.com/answers ?

When I view a question on MakeUseOf.com, the box where I normally type my answer to someones question is gone. In its place is a message:

“Comments for this Question are closed”
“If you are looking for help, please ask a new question here.”
“We will be happy to help you!”

This just started happening today after I answered a few questions asked by other people.

I tried refreshing my browser window, and also logging off of MakeUseOf.com and then logging back on … still the same result.

Any suggestions ?

  1. Alex Perkins
    September 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Normally its because either theres been no activity on the "thread" for 180 days or the person that asked the question got the answer and set the question as resolved.

  2. GrrGrrr
    September 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    All old questions and articles are closed.

  3. shaurya gupta
    September 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Coz its more than 180 days older.

  4. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

    It is calculated as per the date stamp of the question posted and then commenting is closed, once it crosses the internally decided time length.

  5. fatihamzah
    September 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    The Question or the Article is just too Old, everyone get this, so dont worry

  6. Erlis D.
    September 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    The question is too old!
    And if it is marked as solved, then the limit to comment after marked as solved is smaller!

  7. Justin Pot
    September 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Old articles and questions are all eventually closed for commenting in order to prevent the Internet from overfilling and exploding. It's not just you: it's a site-wide setting.

  8. susendeep dutta
    September 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    You might be trying to answer those questions under UNRESOLVED section in which there are some or many questions being older hence comments being closed.

  9. Usman Mubashir
    September 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    2 things...
    1. The question is too old
    2. It is marked resolved.
    I can't think of third.

    • Vipul Jain
      September 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      after marking as resolved also, the question stays open for further inputs if someone has any for sometime.

  10. Dalsan
    September 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Try clearing the cache in your browser. I have seen the mark your question as resolved thing on questions I try to answer before, but I have never asked a question here before. I have only seen this on my phone browser, but not often and a refresh corrects it. I can't offer much more advice than trying to clear your cache, trying another browser, or reinstalling the browser (uninstalling the IE9 update and reinstalling it).

    • Dalsan
      September 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

      I just got this a few moments ago on another question that I did not ask but was checking on the answers and refreshing did not work, but opening the page again corrected the problem. (Again on my phone browser) ": Has your question be answered? If so, please click here to mark this question as resolved." Either you are or were experiencing a glitch like I did/do on occasion, or you are looking at dead questions.

  11. muotechguy
    September 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

    That's not possible. Comments are closed according to date, not on a per user basis.

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