What our new commenting system does do extremely well is offer a myriad of ways to sign in and start talking about cars immediately. You can sign in using any one of six different accounts you may already have: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, AOL and AIM. It also features an extra commenting thread, so you can now reply to a reply.
Yes, this does mean that we unfortunately could not port over user accounts from the old system. We decided having everyone start from scratch was a reasonable price to pay for a brand-new, reliable commenting system, and we hope you agree after giving it a test drive.
So get behind the wheel and let us know what you think... in the comments. And keep coming back, because this is just the first of many upgrades we plan on making under the hood of Autoblog in the coming months.
Follow the jump for more details on our new commenting system.
What You Should Know About Autoblog's New Commenting System
- Log in using one of six different accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, AOL and AIM
- The name that appears next to your comment is the user ID associated with whichever account you use to log in
- The avatar that appears next to your name is the one associated with whichever account you use to log in
- Your profile from the old commenting system is no longer active and will not work with the new system
- You can now reply to a reply
- Vote comments up or down
- Use the "Report Abuse" link to let us know about inflammatory, offensive and otherwise uncivil comments (Please!)
We all love talking about cars, so let's do that in a way that celebrates our shared interest rather than forcing us to excommunicate our fellow enthusiasts from the conversation. We don't like deleting comments or banning commenters, but will do just that if we decide a comment or commenter is not contributing to an informative, entertaining and on-topic discussion. Any comment we deem offensive, inflammatory, off-topic or just plain spam will be deleted, and if a pattern exists or the offending comment warrants, the commenter will be banned. So just keep it civil, respect your fellow enthusiasts, and remember that despite popular belief, there are consequences to your actions on the Internet.