Introducing Changes to Our Commenting System

Things are changing at TIME.com. We’re happy to announce we’re switching to LiveFyre for our new commenting system.

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Dear commenters,

Things are changing at TIME.com. We’re happy to announce we’re switching to LiveFyre for our new commenting system.

LiveFyre will provide a better experience and make your life just a little more social. The new system will pull in comments from your favorite social networks, creating more robust conversations about the topics you care about most.

For example, if you comment on one of TIME’s Facebook posts, your comment will now appear in the comments section of the article on TIME.com. You can also easily share comments you write, like or hate to social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

You can sign in with Facebook, Twitter and Google or create a new TIME.com log-in using LiveFyre. Old comments will be transferred to the new system, but it might take a few days.

8 comments
Rawat
Rawat

Time.com  is too popular site we all appreciate this site your content , news all is appreciable . thank to this site .

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Nathaniel_M_Campbell
Nathaniel_M_Campbell

Apparently, TIME hasn't noticed that half the comments it "imports" from Twitter are inane repostings of the article title.  The old comment system (Disqus) was already "robust" in that it fostered sometimes lengthy and detailed conversations, rather than echo chambers of the same idea over and over and over again.

And all of those old comments, some of which were actually more informative and thought-provoking than the article itself?  They've disappeared.  Poof!  It's like they never happened -- which, of course, is the point.  TIME isn't interested in thoughtful discussion -- they just want to be hip and cutting-edge.  Yesterday's news is quickly forgotten, its lessons tossed out like trash.

adnan_choudhury
adnan_choudhury

Dont like the new look at all! New design is very similar *other* news sites, looks more bland, kinda like a watered down version of old Time. font is less clear (Chrome+Win 7). Disappointed.

Rated_X
Rated_X

Great stuff. Outlay is good and it's easier to comment now

RobbChadwick
RobbChadwick

I also think this is a good move. I like the post to FaceBook feature ... makes it easy to keep up with responses.

matthew
matthew

this is awesome! well done time

ChristipherMiller
ChristipherMiller

hmm interesting layout use, I feel it is a little lacking though in a color boundaries Everything has very soft visual lines. It sort of looks like am reading a strolling feed, instead of a organized site. Maybe have the lines more pronounced or deeper colors between each of the brackets on the main page, instead of the soft gray outlines. Just would like them more easily viewed between the various topics.

FeRD
FeRD

@Nathaniel_M_Campbell I'm still waiting to see when "Old comments will be transferred into the new system", which was supposed to be "a few days" away on October 19. It's now November 27, yet pieces like this load of hogwash show "0 Comments", rather than the very sound rebuking they had previously received in the Disqus comments. I'm inclined to agree with you... that seems to have ben the point.Or... at least, it did show 0 comments. Fortunately, Disqus still has our old responses accessible on their site, so I've reposted mine. Some things shouldn't appear to go unchallenged.