What Happened to FrontBurner Comments?

We're working on it.

Long-suffering FrontBurnervians have likely noticed that our commenting system has changed. Yes, we’re transitioning to a new system today, and in the midst of doing that, we’ve not yet been able to restore comments previously made on posts and articles. We’re working on it.

Also, we’ve not yet set up our moderation tools, which is why if you’ve tried to make a comment today you may not be seeing it.

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  • Just don’t go to Facebook comments. That has pretty much killed the DO blogs. Articles that would have garnered hundreds of comments now are in the single digits, and most posts have zero comments.

    • jfpo

      Facebook has saved the DO comments since the likes of you and Rudeski have disappeared. The horrible mobile mobile layout is killing the DO online. They have done away with the blogs altogether, by the way.

      • Well, I’m sure that ideological purity will be of great consolation when VVM starts the layoffs as the website flounders.

        • Ox-Bow

          Can’t stand the DO site now.

          • cresciteundo

            Agree. It is incredibly difficult to find the selected articles I used to enjoy. I just avoid DO altogether.

          • ScottsMerkin

            I visit there far less than I used to

        • jfpo

          The site will founder not because of ideology but rather horrible execution. It’s not that difficult to make a site that’s easy to navigate.

      • cresciteundo

        Facebook has “saved” the DO comments. Really? All 2-3 of them per article?

        • jfpo

          Better than 50 comments with the same five people bringing the same old stupid every day.

          • ScottsMerkin

            I think I liked the DO the old way. If you didnt want to read the same 5 asshats commenting all the time, dont read the comments.

          • jfpo

            Which is precisely why I stopped years ago, for the most part. I would do a quick scroll, roll my eyes and leave quickly.

    • ScottsMerkin

      Im not sure what your aversion to creating a facebook burner account is. Ive done it twice. the first time FB deleted mine. This on has lasted much longer

      • 1) Facebook is evil. Everything that liberals believe about corporations, Facebook actually IS.

        2) It requires fraud. It is, in fact, an actual crime now, thanks to Congress, to violate a TOS. Facebook is so openly hostile to conservatives that I don’t doubt that someone is going to get prosecuted for it. In any event, they would make NO effort to protect my identity if ANYONE left of Boener came looking for it.

        3) Facebook is evil.

        4) I, and many others, were providing free labor to DO, drawing people to the site for many, many hits, and all we asked for in return was to not take a crap on our heads. DO decided to squat anyways, so I’m taking my free labor away.

        5) Facebook is evil.

        • Jack

          For the same reason politicians need reliable constituencies to serve them, Web sites need reliable pools of commenters to serve them. The notions of independent voters and commenters are really relics of the 20th Century.

  • NealK

    Wait, comments aren’t being moderated??

    HITLERHITLERHITLERHITLER

    Thanks, I feel so much better now.