December 21, 2010 | 5:19pm
To our loyal commenters,
We're sorry to inform you that we're attempting to make your life easier. We also apologize for having to cut short the fun you all had with the Captcha system. We're also sorry that you will no longer have to endlessly string together letters to prove to us that you aren't a spamming robot.
Just kidding. Today we launched an awesome new commenting system called Disqus. Through this new system you will be able to sign in through various social media accounts or, if you're feeling a little frisky, create your own Disqus account.
That means that every time you want to comment you'll already be logged in. You will no longer have to learn fake words just to tell us how you really feel about a subject.
This is the same commenting system used on other reputable sites like CNN.com.
Here are some of the cool features it offers:
You don't have to wait minutes for a comment to load. Now your comment will appear instantly which means you can yell at the other nincompoop in real time.
Until today if you wanted to respond to someone you had to make it very clear. Now you can directly respond to someone's comment, very similarly to commenting on Digg or Reddit. You can also share your witty banter on social media sites where your Mom can "Like" it.
You can be as anonymous or public as you want. As we mentioned before, Disqus allows you to create a profile so others can see your history of comments. You can also log in through your Facebook, Twitter, or other sites.
So now we ask you a favor: play around with the system, comment on some stories, and let us know what you think.