Introducing OC Weekly's New Commenting System

If you're one of our readers who reads past the headline and the pretty picture
at the top, you
troll
 may notice we have a nifty little commenting forum below each article and slideshow. It's a pretty lively place--a perfect complement to this "lively journal." Racism, intelligent discourse, spam for cheap Prada bags; it's all there. 

Well, we've recently renovated the commenting section. It's bigger, faster, stronger. Introducing LiveFyre.

The first thing you'll notice is when you go to make a comment you won't be logged in. Fear not, 20ftJesus and 909Jeff, it takes but a moment to get back into the commenting world of OC Weekly. Direct your gaze to the top right of this page. You'll see a black bar with the words "Join." Once clicked, it will give you a few options: sign up with a username or sync with an existing Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or Twitter account. 


LiveFyre-Login


After you get all that business out of the way you'll be ready to experience the new LiveFyre commenting system. "What's so special about LiveFyre?" you may ask. Well hold on a second, junior. I'm getting there.


This Shit is Social
  • When you find an article your mom, buddy, cat or enemy might like, you can simply tag them via Facebook or Twitter in the commenting system instead of you know, like clicking on the next tab over and going to their Facebook page. Once you've linked with Facebook, just throw an @ before their Facebook name. You will also be able to see what your friends are trolling doing around the site.

Lurkin' and Loving It
  • Now you can see how many people are lurking (or "listening" to) a certain comment conversation. Also, no more having to click or refresh to see a new comment--it just pops up! 

One Account to Rule Them All
  • This new My Voice Nation account you just created gives you access to all commenting forums across the Village Voice Media chain and VoicePlaces.com. Soon, you'll be able to subscribe to your favorite authors and topics and be notified when we write something new.
 
Okay. Make sense? Good. If you have any more questions about LiveFyre, leave them in the comments and we'll do our best to answer your burning questions.

Oh, and comments made before 3 p.m. today will disappear for a few hours but all comments will be restored by this evening. 

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My Voice Nation Help
20 comments
DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So who's covering-up for this fiasco by censoring and deleting factual post criticizing the new comment service ??

 

------ deleted post restored below ----

 

Behold the many deficiencies of the new Livefyre comment system vs. DISQUS --

 

1) Cannot EDIT posts, to correct errors or mistakes. Livefyre speciously claims that allowing editing would affect discussion continuity -- but they allow DELETING the entire post, which breaks any continuity.

 

2) Message THREADING is limited to only 2 replies! -- After that, reply branching stops and all additional comments are simply stacked in a single pile. This absurd dysfunction makes robust discussions with multiple users impossible to follow. That's so Web 1.0.

 

3) MOBILE integration FAILS completely. Does not function with mobile platforms.

 

4) Claims to offer REAL TIME updates of Messages and posting Activity -- Numerous user activity profiles are stuck and frozen DAYS in the past, with only a fraction of their posts, or posts of friends being followed, showing in profiles / activity log.

 

5) "Follow that Story" fails completely. No new posts to stories being followed appear in a user's activity profile.

 

6) Clicking on another User's icon to view their profile often times mistakenly links to your own profile / activity.

 

7) Way too much emphasis on Twitwit and Failbook. Are tweenagers their target market?

 

Was this system even Beta tested before implementation across the entire Village Voice network?

 

... "real time" updating ??

 

... all old DISQUS posts will be restored in a few hours ???

 

LOL!

 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

It's LAME !

 

Behold the many deficiencies of the new Livefyre comment system vs. DISQUS --

 

1) Cannot EDIT posts, to correct errors or mistakes. Livefyre speciously claims that allowing editing would affect discussion continuity -- but they allow DELETING the entire post, which breaks any continuity.

 

2) Message THREADING is limited to only 2 replies! -- After that, reply branching stops and all additional comments are simply stacked in a single pile. This absurd dysfunction makes robust discussions with multiple users impossible to follow. That's so Web 1.0.

 

3) MOBILE integration FAILS completely. Does not function with mobile platforms.

 

4) Claims to offer REAL TIME updates of Messages and posting Activity -- Numerous user activity profiles are stuck and frozen DAYS in the past, with only a fraction of their posts, or posts of friends being followed, showing in profiles / activity.

 

5) Follow that Story fails completely. No new posts to stories being followed appear in a user's activity profile.

 

6) Clicking on another User's icon to view their profile often times mistakenly links to your own profile / activity.

 

7) Way too much emphasis on Twitwit and Failbook. Are tweenagers their target market?

 

Was this system even Beta tested before implementation across the entire Village Voice network?

 

... "real time" updating it ain't.

 

 

 

ageofknowledge
ageofknowledge

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." -Mark Twain

Dweezle
Dweezle

Damn it! this old fart just gets comfortable with DISQUS and now you change it again!

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

Formally securing the rights to the JBinOC name will help protect my intellectual property

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Someone get JOSH on this story:

 

Man Hee Lee, who says he has seen Jesus and that the Book of Revelation has been fulfilled, to speak at the Crystal Cathedral Saturday.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Avatar showing up now. 

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Okay, that's a bit better.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Hmm....not sure about this

PalmalaHanderson
PalmalaHanderson

fuck -all my comments -gone

Thanks alot Taylor, ya fucker...

PalmalaHanderson
PalmalaHanderson

 @DonkeyHotay

Too bad I can only like once. . .

Line item 7 appeals to me, as this is the only social media I participate in, knowing that I have no real friends, why would I pretend to have electronic ones?

kplo
kplo moderator communitymanager

 @PalmalaHanderson All the older comments should appear in a few hours.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @kplo 

 

LOL!

 

After the OC staff copies, cuts and pastes them all in MANUALLY!

 

... and without their appropriate THREADED reply format. 

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