I am trying to get set up and cannot turn off comments altogether. I see the Settings > Discussion choices but no matter what I do the "Leave a Comment" or the comment form still appears on posts. Right now, I don't want to accept comments; I will later, but not right now.
I'm currently using the zBench theme on 3.1.3 (just downloaded today).
I've also looked and the "discussions" box is unchecked on the post, but the comment form still shows up.
Any ideas? I'd rather not hack code but I can.