We Just Made Our Commenting System Even More Awesome Than it Totally Was

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It's safe to say that Livefyre, that fancy new commenting system we rolled out four months ago, has been an unqualified success. Sure, there were some technical hiccups at the beginning and some ongoing cries of anguish from the comment section, but what you haven't seen are the mountains of fan mail -- thoughtful, hand-written missives in real stamped envelopes -- that litter our desks. I really love how my typos are etched in stone and can't be edited! they say. How much did you pay for this thing? Not enough, I'll tell you that!

Still, even perfect can get perfecter. So starting today, you can embed things from Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube and Spotify. You can also add links and -- we're pretty sure this one will revolutionize the Internet -- bold, italicize and/or underline text.

Otherwise, all the features you have come to know and love -- the anonymity, the seamless interface, etc. -- are there. Except for the typos. In a shameless pander to our online correspondents, you can now edit your posts. In other words, you'd better get busy. You've got four months of typos to correct.

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Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Anything's better than Livefyre, especially since it sounds like the name some child in Grand Saline will be saddled with soon enough. Too bad it didn't make Eric's ceaseless snark clever for once. Livefyre was the Richie Whitt of commenting systems.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

How do you change your avatar?  Big Kitty isn't that fat anymore.

DOCensors
DOCensors

Have they given you the ability to edit your columns yet? 

pak152
pak152

"Except for the typos. In a shameless pander to our online correspondents, you can now edit your posts."

if only they recognized what they misspelled. 

pak152
pak152

very interesting Now watch folks go crazy

MattL11
MattL11

BOLD?! HELL YES! NOW I CAN REALLY YELL AT PEOPLE! 

iwearblack
iwearblack

This is much nicer than the old system... You can actually add emphasis and everything... :|

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Hold it. Wait. What?

Merry Christmas to all.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

The positive notes were mailed in because they couldn't get this poxy commenting system to work.

Nictacular
Nictacular

Hmmm, this already feels nicer and less clunky than before.  Am I saying that aloud? What became of my inner monologue?  Oh, hey...

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

well shiiiiiiit, isnt this nice!  At least its not that shit that Gawker/Deadspin throws out there.  Navigating 8 clicks in to follow replies is fucked up.  Ill take this over that anyday

RasAlgethi
RasAlgethi

No! I don't like change! Turn it back to the old way! WAHHHHHH!

Never mind. I got over it.

mcdallas
mcdallas topcommenter

Does that mean I'm the first to comment on the new comment system?  Also, I'm the first to edit on it.  And bold a word and italicize a word and even underline a word.  

And does this mean we'll see a little less from our ALL CAPS friends?  Probably not...

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

This system completely sucks. Tried posting thrice this morning. The whirly gigs whirled in the corner for hours to no effect. Being back Disqus.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Why only a 5 minute edit? I miss Disqus.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz If you do the drop down by your name in the main comment box and click on edit profile, the main page it takes you too has Upload photo and Change Photo next to each other

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