I can't believe how hard this is!
I've read a dozen posts with the same question and I couldn't figure out to make any of the offered solutions work.
I am using Theme Twenty Ten 1.3 and I am building a website and not a blog, so I don't want a reply box at the bottom of every page.
I don't have any checked boxes under Settings - Discussion.
Many of the anwers I have found have recommended changing the php code.
I would love to try that except I have no idea where to start looking for this code. I feel like I have been on every page of my WordPress site 3 dozen times.
I just don't understand why there isn't a simple checkbox for removing the Leave a Reply box since WordPress is being used for websites as well as blogs now.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I know there must be an answer I can understand somewhere!