Do you still configure them manually?

Joomla displays Articles by default with Author + Category + Date + Hits. If you don't like that, you can reconfigure the Component's Options.

I don't like that extra information and switch it off via Content > Articles > [Options].

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I switch those settings off. Always. 
I have done so for every site I've installed since 2005. 
Over-and-over again.