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Major change coming in blog commenting

By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 12:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The system used for years that allowed readers to comment on our blogs is on its way out. This is a heads up for everyone to be on the lookout for the major change.
Also, if you want to read any old comments, do so soon, for they will be purged once the change is made.

Some of the other blogs already made the conversion. The Raiders blog is on deck, so to speak.

For more about the change, here’s what colleague David Pollak posted last Friday, as he he made the switch:

“The Bay Area News Group is in the process of installing software designed to make it easier to regulate the online back-and-forth that can sometimes get out of hand. As a consequence, all the comments posted in past years soon will be gone.

Going forward, registration is required — either through the Disqus system we’re using or your Twitter, Facebook or Google+ identity. You’ll be asked to sign up, one way or another, when you attempt to post your first comment.

That alone is designed to help keep the conversation more responsible. But there are also mechanisms in place that make it easier for me to regulate the content, plus the opportunity for you to vote comments up or down. Here are some of the other features, as explained to me:

“Readers can get email alerts when people comment on threads they’re interested in, and there are other features that make it easier to share comments on social networks and see which stories have active commenting threads.”

The change is coming soon. I will alert you when it’s official. In the interim, things remain the same for now.

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  • Raider4Life209

    JONTRAIN Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    You have a serious inferiority complex resulting from who knows what…but u r like a child desperately seeking attention by trolling a blog 24/7 as if it were your occupation. You must not be listened to in real life.

    I feel sorry for you. And anyone that has the misfortune of having to deal with you on even a weekly, much less daily, basis.

    Get a Life.
    =============
    WIN!

  • elraidmanhattan

    Nice move by Irsay..but i wouldn’t expect much from Richardson

  • RaiderRockstar

    new post

  • Raider4Life209

    the famous dr robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    @VicTafur: ESPN’s Jon Gruden on #Raiders Terrelle Pryor: “When he runs around, he looks like Julius Peppers in the pocket.”
    *********
    Passes like him too
    ==================

    Ok. That one was funny!

  • elraidmanhattan

    Dr. Hope you get banned, don’t ever say your a raider fan, your an embarrassment.

  • PlunkforHOF

    OFFICIAL SEMI PREDICTION BOARD WEEK 3
    Week # 1 winner: GDog ($)
    Week # 2 winner: Dakota (3)

    Arkraider Raiders 27-24
    Beach Broncos 31-20
    C2E Broncos 37-20
    Chris in NY Raiders 27-24
    Crawfish Joe Raiders 34-33
    Dakota Broncos 42-20
    Dan78 Raiders 30–24
    dirkdiggler Broncos 24-20
    DMAC Raiders 34-31
    ENGLANDRAIDER Broncos 38-20.
    Fingers Raiders 31-27
    Gdog Broncos 24-17
    Ghost87 Broncos 49-12
    Grrrrrrr Raiders 27-24
    Hendu Raiders 22-19
    HGDaddy Raiders 30-28
    Jesusraiderjim Raiders 23-21
    JLofty Raiders 23-20
    Jumpnjiminy Broncos 45-31
    Just Fire Baby Broncos 31-10
    Kidseven Broncos 28-17
    Lefty12 Raiders 26-24
    Macho Man Randy Savage Raiders 27–24
    MEX_GHOST Raiders 27-23
    MikieG Raiders 27-24
    No Mas Diamanté Raiders 33-27
    0ak R8rs Raiders 29-24
    Plunketthead Raiders 42-3
    PlunkforHOF Raiders 24-14
    qodrn Raiders 23-21
    R8erEduc8er Broncos 31-20
    r8eray Broncos 27-17
    Raider4Life209 Broncos 38-16
    Raider E Raiders 49-14
    RaiderFanMikeP Raiders 24-21
    RaiderIN.260 Raiders 34-27
    Raider O raiders 23-21
    Raidertalk, Raiders 27-24
    raiderzmaverick Broncos 31-16
    Rooster Cockburn Raiders 38-28
    Silverandblack666 Denver 42-17
    SilverNBlackPA Raiders 29-28
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Raiders 41-10
    Taiwan Broncos 27-23
    Thec Raiders 30-17
    theghostronin79 Broncos 38-9
    The_Judge37 Raiders 27-24
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    Tumbleweed Raiders 42-24
    Whothefücknows Raiders 31-28

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    303Raider Raiders 24-23
    aig-raiders Raiders 24-21
    DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL Raiders 31-28
    elraidmanhattan Raiders 27-24
    guest123 Raiders 59-14
    Kirk Raiders 24-21
    oklahomaRaider18 Raiders 24-21
    Que Raiders 31-28
    RaiderRetribution Raiders 26-13
    SnBG Broncos 38-13
    spiff Raiders 23-21
    the famous dr Robert Broncos 34-3
    *****************************************************

    Again, (and again) here is the format:

    Your name (space) Winning team (space) final score

    ie:

    PlunkforHOF Raiders 35-9

    You don’t have to plug into the list, but if you type it that way it makes it much easier to do this list. Inability to do so means riding the short bus.

  • Dan78

    Hey guys just I signed up to disqus looks like someone already took Dan78…. So I will be Dan1015 going forward… Look forward to the new comment set-up…

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    So, judging by the A’s site, all the archival posts will be maintained.
    We’ll just lose the vastly more informative and entertaining comments.

    Guess he said as much.
    “For more about the change, here’s what colleague David Pollak posted last Friday, as he he made the switch:

    “The Bay Area News Group is in the process of installing software designed to make it easier to regulate the online back-and-forth that can sometimes get out of hand. As a consequence, all the comments posted in past years soon will be gone.”

    Oh, the humanity! The horror!

    Actually, I think it is a travesty.

  • the famous dr robert

    Dan78 Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    Hey guys just I signed up to disqus looks like someone already took Dan78…. So I will be Dan1015 going forward… Look forward to the new comment set-up…
    ********
    Lol. Someone already snatching up handles, desperately holding onto their “way of life”.

  • the famous dr robert

    Can u imagine the level of loser it takes to scramble to keep all ur handles?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    trent richardson traded to the colts….thats a gm getting better.

  • smittstyles

    As someone who routinely reads but rarely comments I think this is great. This blog has far too many regulars with years of vitriol for each other that is often unrelated to football – and so many people who make negative comments baselessly and just choose to flame and troll. Well played, and long long overdue. Can’t wait to actually talk FOOTBALL with RAIDER fans instead of hearing about how TP is a failed experiment (when he hasn’t gotten a shot) or DA is an idiot or RM is a loser or blah blah blah I hate the Raiders but I can’t stop talking about them. THANK YOU Bay Area News Group!