All new posts will have commenting on the page
If you were wondering why it’s been a little quiet around here this morning it’s because I’ve been working to enable the comments on the site. We’ve used Haloscan for over a year to reduce the load on the server.
We needed to allow for commenting directly on the site in order to have more control over comment spam, and to provide new features like comment editing, smilies, and spam reporting.
Haloscan comments still accessible from within older posts
None of your old discussions have been lost, they’re all accessible and you can still comment using Haloscan for older posts.
I know this is a real inconvenience for current discussions, and I tried several workarounds to no avail. Just open the individual post page, i.e. “CNN reporter Richard Quest wearing rope on genitals when arrested,” and scroll to the bottom to launch the pop-up window.
The “recent comments” display to the lower right of every page will now be for the most recent posts with comments and won’t reflect what’s in the Haloscan system.
Please try out the new comments and provide feedback
I’m very sorry for the inconvenience during this transition, but hopefully the new comment system is easier to use. Please let us know if you would like any changes or additional features. It’s all on a trial basis for now to see how it works.
Now back to the gossip.
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