How to turn off comments.

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I don't need comments and there appears to be no way to turn them off. I hope I've missed the option because otherwise you've ruined an otherwise excellent service.
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Epita Li

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Posted 7 years ago

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Anonymous

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I would like to take it one step further and add an option to completely disable the "social" aspect of NB.
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Samuel Clay, Official Rep

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While I appreciate your work in other threads, I think your name NewsBlur Helper might be a bit misleading, as this criticism looks like it's coming from us when in fact it's not.
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ojiikun

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Or at least a way to turn off comments from people I don't even know!
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Samuel Clay, Official Rep

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I'll be adding an option to hide public comments soon. It used to be in but I removed it before shipping. We have only a couple weeks left of a hard push to get blurblogs to the point where it's a viable social news site, so our focus is on getting the new blurblog dashboard up and running.
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Eskild Hustvedt

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Though I look forward to this being a part of Newsblur proper, (in particular since those with a premium account paid for an RSS service rather than a Ā«socialĀ» RSS service), I've written a user script that hides all of the new social features of newsblur as a temporary hack.

The user script is available from: https://github.com/zerodogg/scriptbuc...
(installation instructions for various browsers: http://superuser.com/questions/252046...)

As for killing of the actual blurblog, you can at least render it useless (as I have made mine: http://zero_dogg.newsblur.com/). Select Profile -> Blurblog, enter a title as you see fit, and then use custom CSS to hide everything: html,body,div { display:none; visibility:hidden; }
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Nick

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Is there any update on this? I really don't enjoy seeing people trying to be witty underneath webcomics.
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DavidSev

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Preferences -> Stories -> Only from friends.

I have that set and I still see the occasional comment, so I assume it's not quite working how it should.
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SanHolo

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Same here, not working reliably and not working in the iOS clients.
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Nick

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Thanks, that did the trick for me!
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Chris4d

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I'd rather not turn off all public comments, but would love a simple little "mute" button to hide commenters that detract from the experience. Is that a possibility?