New way to Comment!July 15th, 2010 at 11:25 am by Jason Crundwell under Inside WISHTV.com
Over the past two years we’ve had several commenting systems and we’ve tried everything from anonymous comments to requiring users to register and log-in to comment. At the same time, technology continues to evolve and the products continue to change.
Starting today we’re switching to a commenting system powered by Facebook Connect for story comments. The only way you can publicly post a comment on WISHTV.com story is by being signed into your personal Facebook page. You can then share your thoughts about the story directly on our website, and your thoughts can also be seen on your Facebook page.
By default, your Facebook icon and name only shows to other people under the following circumstances.
- You leave a comment on a story.
- You “like” a story and a Facebook friend of yours visits the same story.
You can adjust these settings by logging into Facebook and going to your Account > Privacy Settings and Account > Application Settings.
When you see your picture next to the comment box, other people do not see that picture. It only means you are logged into Facebook.
We know you won’t always want to share each nugget with your Facebook friends. That’s why we’ve made it easy to send an e-mail directly to the 24-Hour News 8 newsroom, where your thoughts and inside information will be private. Look below the Facebook comments box for the area to “Comment to 24-Hour News 8″.
Over the years, we have tried to find the best way for each of you to share your thoughts on our stories. It’s been a trial-and-error process, but we feel this is the best solution to date. As we move forward we will probably evolve again and continue to improve our commenting engine.
We always welcome your suggestions, so let us know — either by posting a comment below or by sending a private e-mail.