Check Out Our New Commenting System!

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
Oct. 7 2010 2:16 PM

Check Out Our New Commenting System!

We're pleased to announce that the XX Factor has a brand new commenting system from the developer JS-Kit, called Echo. Regular Slate readers will recognize the friendly orange boxes now affixed to our blog posts. Echo is replacing the comment system we had from when we were a standalone site. It should fix our unfortunate spam problem and make commenting much, much easier for our lovely readers. We know that commenting has been something of a headache in the past, and we are very happy to finally have a solution. Here's an explanation of how the new system works, from Slate editor David Plotz :

At the bottom of this page...you see two bright orange buttons. One lists the number of comments made about the article. The other invites you to add your own comment. If you click on the number of comments button, you'll be taken to the bottom of the page, where you can read through all the comments made by fellow readers. If you click on the "Add Yours" button, you'll be taken to a box, also at the bottom of the page where you can submit your comment after signing in. You can log in (via the "From" box) using your pre-existing Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, or FriendFeed accounts. If you don't have any of those accounts, or don't want to use them, you can register for a JS-Kit account and log in that way, too.
Advertisement

Read more about our commenting system here . If you have any questions or problems logging in, please contact slatecomments@gmail.com . We have always thought of our blog posts here as part of a conversation, and we are truly thrilled that this new system will make the user experience much better-you all are a pivotal part of the discussions we have here.

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
Business Insider
Oct. 21 2014 11:27 AM There Is Now a Real-life Hoverboard You Can Preorder for $10,000
  Life
Quora
Oct. 21 2014 11:37 AM What Was It Like to Work at the Original Napster?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 11:34 AM Germans Really Are More Punctual. Just Ask Angela Merkel.
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 21 2014 7:00 AM Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.