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As of 10:30 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 29, the former commenting feature beneath every article has been REPLACED.   The old system was provided by a company called "DISQUS." 

They made some changes I didn't like a few weeks ago and I planned to replace them this coming Friday, June 1. 

That timeline got accelerated when DISQUS stopped working on my site tonight.  I don't know why it stopped, but it did.  So I deployed the new system immediately.

It will take me a while to learn all the "ins-and-outs" of this new system. I still have to learn how to allow Avatars, how to filter Trolls, and how to regulate "GUEST" posters who may abuse the system.

Please bear with me as I learn . . . I'm as new at this as you are!

 

 

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    Brain Tangler · 05:25 05/30/2018
    testung
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    HRC · 05:19 05/30/2018
    So pay to play and censorship
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    Dave · 23:57 05/29/2018
    hello all, testing the new comments feature...
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    Richard Chambers · 23:49 05/29/2018
    testing
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    Jimmie Roch ny · 23:23 05/29/2018
    Hal will this be secured like the old one you had years ago???
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      Hal Turner · 23:35 05/29/2018
      I'm not sure what you mean by "secured?" I have already halted the uploading of images and files because in yeas past, I got an eye full of porn and disgusting fetish photos. So that's already blocked (I think). I can do pics and file uploads as an admin, but no one else OUGHT to be able to.


      I can Blacklist a user or IP Block a Guest if they abuse.

      Was there something else you had in mind?
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    Nathan · 23:21 05/29/2018
    Thank you for the rapid response of your new comment system. I read: "This commment is unpublished. I understand that my "commment" isn't published.
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      Hal Turner · 00:54 05/30/2018
      That was an error on my part. I was working with the "Permissions" part of the Config file and I unchecked "auto-post" without realizing that put EVERY message into Moderation. NO THANKS! I fixed that real fast, then approved any pending posts.
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    Nathan · 23:18 05/29/2018
    I also hate DISQUS. Many thanks and best wishes to you.
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    Gifford Rodine · 23:16 05/29/2018
    We appreciate your efforts. Many thanks. I tried to check in as a subscribed member. It failed. So this is presented as a "Guest"
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      Hal Turner · 23:36 05/29/2018
      Were you already logged-in as a subscriber? Did you use the LOGIN button here in the comments area?
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