Yesterday, Recordnet.com launched a new commenting platform. Our goal is to enhance the experience by giving readers new ways to interact with each other, share opinions and engage with the news.
Comments submitted through the old system will continue to appear under past articles (with the temporary exception of comments posted within the past two-to-three weeks).
New commenting accounts can be created using an existing Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn account. Users who don’t have one of those accounts can go those social networks right now to create a profile that can be connected to a commenting account. Look for the “Sign up” link on the new comment boards under articles.
When first logging in under your preferred social network, our new commenting platform provider – Viafoura – will ask you to confirm that you want to link your social network account to its platform.
Once readers are signed up and logged in, here are a few of the new features they will find:
- Readers have the option to “like” other comments they see. The commenting system uses “likes” to determine the most popular comments and commenters. Readers will have the opportunity to filter and sort comment boards so the most-liked posts appear at the top, leaving the least-liked comments at the bottom.
- Writers have the ability to reply to a specific comment in a thread, helping readers keep better track of all the conversations happening within the same topic.
- With just two clicks, readers can share comments they write or read to their preferred social network or email.
- Readers can follow the action on a specific comment board by signing up for email notifications. Email will be sent when other writers add posts to the article that interests them.
- Readers who see a comment that is objectionable can click the “Flag” link, which will alert a moderator who will review the comment and remove it if necessary.