MCB Testing New Commenting System


The wonderful folks at Fansided are always looking for ways to improve and one of the biggest complaints we’ve gotten is about our commenting system. Well, your cries have not fallen on deaf ears, my friends. This new system should allow us to build the kind of community with our readers and fans that we’ve been striving for.

The powers that be have decided, in their infinite wisdom, that MCB will be one of a handful of testing sites that will operate the new system.

You will no longer have to login to your Fansided account to avoid the CAPTCHA stuff – that’s been removed altogether. You can post your comments by logging in via Yahoo, Google, OpenID, Disqus, Facebook, or Twitter. There will be no page reloads when the comments are posted either, so we will have real time discourse.

Feel free to play around with the system and let us know what you like and dislike about it. As I said, this is in testing mode, so changes can, and probably will, be made to the finished product.

There will be bugs, so please let us know if there are problems.

Let us know what you think! And happy commenting!

Next Tigers Game View full schedule »
Saturday, Aug 3030 Aug12:10at Chicago White SoxBuy Tickets

  • http://twitter.com/motorctybengals John Parent

    Welcome to the new commenting system! What do you think?

    • http://detroitjockcity.com Matt Snyder

      So far so good, it seems.

      • http://twitter.com/motorctybengals John Parent

        I like that you can post pics quickly as well

        • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

          Thanks John. Thanks for helping us test this out everyone.

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        Thanks for the feedback Matt. We appreciate it.

    • Anonymous

      I love everything about MCB, especially now that you got rid of captcha.. I forgot my password and changed my email. I hope this works. If not, JAYRC, please bail me out. You have my email. HELP!!

  • http://detroitjockcity.com Matt Snyder

    If you’re looking for a criticism, it does seem to be a bit slow in loading the comment section.

    • http://detroitjockcity.com Matt Snyder

      And recent comments at the top? Not a fan of that… Got it. It’s a setting I can change myself.

  • Jayrc

    looks pretty awesome!

  • Michael Wilson

    Like it better than the last system so far.  A little bit easier to read, and has a few different options to sort.

    • Michael Wilson

      One problem,  if you have it set to oldest first and make a post your post goes to the top when it should be on the bottom.  Minor true, but odd.

      • http://twitter.com/motorctybengals John Parent

        I hadn’t tried that. Thanks Michael

  • http://twitter.com/Harrison_Crow Harrison

    Very nicely done! I like it.

  • http://twitter.com/motorctybengals John Parent

    another test comment

  • http://detroitjockcity.com Matt Snyder

    Any way to get it to default to “Sory by oldest first”?

    • Michael Wilson

      Once I set it to oldest first next article I opened had it set that way already.  Seems to remember the last way you had it.

  • Bob

    As I never allow third party cookies on my system, I’ll need to decide whether to stay or permanently leave. All of a sudden I miss the captcha code.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnParent_MCB John Parent

      This makes me sad, Bob. Is there no way around this, I wonder?

      • Bob

        Aren’t you tired of all my negativity yet John? I’m sure some of the regular readers probably are. There’s a red warning message above that says “a browser setting is preventing you from logging in”, yet I’m still able to post a comment as a guest, so maybe nothing needs to be done on my part. I’ll keep playing with it. This is the only Tiger blog I read consistently so I don’t particularly wish to disappear.

        • http://twitter.com/JohnParent_MCB John Parent

          I’m told that the red box you see is covering a facebook button of some sort. It shouldn’t affect your ability to contribute your negativity to the community here at all. Shew!