{Announcement} New Commenting System, Complete with Extra Awesome

This phone booth is in Middle of Nowhere, Oregon—very near where I grew up.

This is one of those annoying riveting posts where I let you know that I’ve been doing some major maintenance on our commenting system.

Major. Maintenance. 

So, instead of our old, basic system I’ve added Disqus, which has all sorts of interactive features—and you’ll be able to tell if a comment is from Laura, Sandra or myself (and, starting in June, our new contributor, Rebeca) and associate your comment with a URL, Twitter, Facebook, OpenID (I still don’t really know what that’s for) or Google account. You’ll still be able to comment anonymously, of course. Also, you can “like” comments and reply to people, which has been happening already, but this way it’ll be way more organized and easy-to-use. And… tweets that link to our post will show below the comments, which makes me super-happy, because it’s helping me find more people to follow on Twitter—I think this is super cool!

Why am I telling y’all this?


  1. If you have any trouble leaving a comment, please let us know! Seriously. I found out a regular commenter was having trouble leaving a comment, and this makes me sad. I do web/blog design a huge part of my day job, so it breaks my soul a bit to find out things aren’t work.  
  2. I had a complete and utter disaster exporting the comments from the old system into the new, and so I’m having to do a “manual migration” (that’s a fancy schmancy way of saying “one at a time”) of the comments. So, you may get a weird notification or two (maybe) from the site and I didn’t want anyone to freak out about an email notice from this site as I go through this process over the next week or so. 


Thanks a million for your patience and all of us as CEFS hope you enjoy the new system! (We are already having a ton of fun with it.)

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