In the next few days we’ll be implementing a new commenting system here at East Bay Preps. It’s a system that will eventually affect all blogs and articles published by the Bay Area News Group.
Here’s a detailed explanation of how the new system works and why we’re making the change. The biggest takeaway from that link is that users will now need to create an account in our new system or log in with a Twitter, Facebook or Google+ account.
Hopefully we’ll be able to keep up the lively discussion here at East Bay Preps without the personal attacks, offensive language, etc. that seem to have increased lately. The bad news is that all of the old comments will vanish once this new system takes effect. I’m sure this new system won’t be popular with some people, but we’re hoping the quality of the comments go up, even if the quantity goes down.