I don't want "Comments Closed" to appear in my posts. I've followed number of your suggestions and unchecked "comments" under Dashboard -> Settings and also replaced all the 4 fields under ATO-> Edit Post/Post Info Items with the tag you provided :
%date('F jS, Y')% | %tags-linked('Tags: ', ', ', ' | ')% Category: %categories-linked(', ')%
Even after all this, it's still showing up "Comments Closed"!!
I've installed "Ezinarticles" plugin recently. Not sure if that's conflicting in anyway.
Appreciate your assistance.