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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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  • the famous dr robert

    0ak R8rs Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    New Disqus handle

    0akr8rs

    Easy as could be.
    *******

    got mine too

  • 0ak r8rs

    I can’t believe they traded Richardson. For just a pick that’s gonna be lower than they picked him with? Weeden is obviously gone too, sooner or later, not in their plans. So much for that great Browns draft of 2012. Just goes to show you, takes years to evaluate a draft.

  • J Hill

    Great move for the Colts pairing this bruiser RB with Luck.

    Might be 3 ypc with the 8 man boxes he faced in Cle, but he’ll have big lanes in Indy.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Love to hear Reggie talk about PRYOR.. the starting QB. We know he has always been the best.

    have a good one gents. Play nice.

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    This change means a lot less commenting from yours truly: Disqus is blocked at work.

  • 0ak r8rs

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    0ak R8rs Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    New Disqus handle

    0akr8rs

    Easy as could be.
    *******

    got mine too

    @@@@@@@@

    Didn’t have to link a twitter or anything to it either. Just an email addy.

  • the famous dr robert

    Papertiger418 Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Get used this one, guys!

    Dr Rob. FLAGGED
    Mistic. FLAGGED

    It’s high time we got the vermin out of the haystack.

    *********

    why would i be flagged?

    for telling u pryor sucks?

    puzzy.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Reggie just stating the obvious facts

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Whether that’s a good thing or bad thing might a matter for debate…

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 56s McKenzie smiled when I mentioned fans’ frustration at FB Marcel Reece not getting ball more. “We’re trying. We know who our playmakers are.”

  • inonewordraider

    we just moved up in the power rankings

    f that, let’s win in denver

  • 0ak r8rs

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    This change means a lot less commenting from yours truly: Disqus is blocked at work.

    @@@@@@@@

    Oh. I see what people meant “no more from work”. But that’s what smart phones r for.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 56s McKenzie smiled when I mentioned fans’ frustration at FB Marcel Reece not getting ball more. “We’re trying. We know who our playmakers are.”

    ——————-

    Which was why PRYOR was named starter.. especially after week 3 preseason game… Trolls were just wasting their time typing… about FLNNY

  • JONTRAIN

    The Browns trade has less to do with tanking this season and more to do with stockpiling draft picks. They easily got the better of this trade

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    Love to hear Reggie talk about PRYOR.. the starting QB. We know he has always been the best.

    have a good one gents. Play nice.
    *******

    idiot

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    we just moved up in the power rankings

    f that, let’s win in denver

    ———————-

    FO reals man.. RAIDERS can win

  • elraidmanhattan

    Pryor doesn’t suck…what part of my sentence is not clear??? Pryor will be throwing some lasers mlnday or like my man Walt Frazier says….he will be slicing and dicing

  • aig-raiders

    Hill,
    McGhahee would have been just as nice a pick up imho. I have always believed that mediocre to above avg RB are dime and dozen in this league. They’re like guards int he NBA. There’s only a few elite RBs like McCoy, AP and Lynch. You can always pick up a RB in the 2nd round or FA. I think it’s a crazy move by Indy.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Reggie and DA/ MARK davis behind PRYOR.. even Amy trask…

    thats nice to know. NOW RICH GANNON… WOW… trolls never had a chance. Have a good one gents.

    like i said. PLAY NICE

  • 0ak r8rs

    Where’s the Reggie interview? Link please?

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 3m McKenzie said it was a combination of Matt Flynn’s confidence and sore arm that betrayed him — “his arm didn’t fare him well”
    ********

    ur such a moron. u just posted the tweet that says injury was why flynn was sat, and then u go on and on about how pryor was the best.

    are u retarded?

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Reggie and DA/ MARK davis behind PRYOR.. even Amy trask…

    thats nice to know. NOW RICH GANNON… WOW… trolls never had a chance. Have a good one gents.

    like i said. PLAY NICE
    ********

    they traded for flynn, u moron.

    they all wanted him.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Reggie is doing a very good job.

    Even colin cowdung said the raiders have a very good front 4 today.

  • Raider4Life209

    0ak r8rs Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I can’t believe they traded Richardson. For just a pick that’s gonna be lower than they picked him with? Weeden is obviously gone too, sooner or later, not in their plans. So much for that great Browns draft of 2012. Just goes to show you, takes years to evaluate a draft.

    =============

    Trade both First Round picks for top spot and voila!!!

    Teddy Bridgewater!

  • the famous dr robert

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    Reggie and DA/ MARK davis behind PRYOR.. even Amy trask…

    thats nice to know. NOW RICH GANNON… WOW… trolls never had a chance. Have a good one gents.

    like i said. PLAY NICE
    *********

    obvious attempt at trolling. come here and misinterpret everything and then laugh as u think u annoyed someone.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Can the madness stop??? Can we get off the pryor/flynn stuff old news. Pryor is the starter and will be for now on

  • the famous dr robert

    it’s coming to light.

    flynn’s injury definitely played a part.

    i knew DA couldn’t be that dumb.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Darren woodson who is very low key believes the raiders will blitz monday,

  • bank-bank

    aig-raiders Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur 1h

    Terrelle Pryor said both of Denarius Moore’s drops are “on me. Two bad balls. I have to get ball in accurate spot and he’ll catch it.”
    ———-
    This is why I’m a huge fan of TP as opposed to some previous you know who QB here in Raiderland. The man understands leadership and accountability
    ============================================
    Exactly,T.Pryor is a man up kind of a guy and a leader of men.He is our future and Im damn glad about it.

  • the famous dr robert

    @VicTafur: McKenzie smiled when I mentioned fans’ frustration at FB Marcel Reece not getting ball more. “We’re trying. We know who our playmakers are.”
    *******
    In other words, “Pryor can’t get it to him”.

  • JLofty

    Like a drowning man…these are the days of our lives….

  • JONTRAIN

    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.

  • papertiger418

    Is the Ignore function an option?

    We NEED that for those two and their puppet army!

  • the famous dr robert

    @VicTafur: Now that he is taking less reps, Flynn’s arm is expected to build back up, McKenzie said
    *******
    Just in time to start week four. Perfect.

  • RaiderRockstar

    sweet!

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/18/willis-mcgahee-taking-physical-with-browns/

    just got him in Dell’s league. JFB got Chris Ogbonnaya

    we’ll see

  • hellsbells

    TRENT RICHARDSON TO COLTS FOR 1 NEXT YEAR.

  • the famous dr robert

    Elraidmanhattan Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    Can the madness stop??? Can we get off the pryor/flynn stuff old news. Pryor is the starter and will be for now on
    *********

    no he won’t

  • elraidmanhattan

    Omg Dr. Seriously, flynn is a journeyman period, he is our west coast version of kolb, a built up pile of dung. You must stop your reckless pontificating

  • J Hill

    I don’t know, AIG.

    Indy won’t be piking high.

    A draft pick in the 20′s for Richardson???

    I think it’s a HUGE win for Indy.

  • the famous dr robert

    lol. u idiots get so upset when ur reminded how much pryor sucks and how much u wanted him.

    i’m here, ur queer, get used to it.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Flynn’s arm will be built up in time for his next team in 2014

  • JONTRAIN

    I’d rather have a suspect passer with real leadership intangibles than a Jeff George type monster-armed d-bag.

    TP probably is not our future, but I’m happy that he got the chance to show what he can do. Its easy to root for him.

    GO RAIDERS

  • the famous dr robert

    @VicTafur: Terrelle Pryor said both of Denarius Moore’s drops are “on me. Two bad balls. I have to get ball in accurate spot and he’ll catch it.”
    ********
    Pryor always agrees with me.

  • RaiderRockstar

    if the Browns can trade T-Rich, we sure as heck can trade DMAC

    compensation will be a lot different, but what better time than after Jags game?

    can he pull off 100+ sometime again this season?

    only done it like 8 times in 6 years – right?

  • elraidmanhattan

    Dr. I’m queer, seriously be careful with your choice of words..

  • the famous dr robert

    @RayHamel: @VicTafur Please let DA and the boys know that the radio station here in Denver predicts a 107-3 Den win. #motivation #cocky #disrespect
    ********
    Thanks pryor

  • bank-bank

    elraidmanhattan Says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    Darren woodson who is very low key believes the raiders will blitz monday,
    ===========================================
    Yes we will bcuz,we must put pressure on P.Manning.If not,he’s going to have a field day.Raid on !!!

  • aig-raiders

    Hill,
    I think all the chips fell into place for Indy last year. I think they get exposed for a weak D this year. So they’ll end up 8-8. I mean how the hell can they expect to go far with DHB as their starting WR. From my vantage point, Richardson is an avg rb to above avg at best. These guys can be had in the 2nd or later rounds. You pick a RB in the first round if he is a can’t miss prospect.

  • elraidmanhattan

    I really have a very hard time trying to extrapolate Dr’s mindset

  • the famous dr robert

    @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