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A New Feature To Crooks And Liars Comments

Disqus now allows commenters to block from within comments.
A New Feature To Crooks And Liars Comments

We want to pass along some news regarding Disqus, which many blogs use as their comment moderation system. Disqus writes:

Up until this point, you’ve had to rely solely on moderators to take action in maintaining quality discussions by dealing with harassment or trolling. Now rather than simply flagging a comment or reporting someone to a moderator, you have the ability to take action on your own.

This is not a feature intended to end all harassment, trolling, and spam across Disqus, but it is an important step forward. Ultimately, this feature empowers you to improve your own experience and provides an alternative to flagging as the only means to removing disruptive content.

This makes Disqus comment threads more like Twitter, in that you can control which users appear or do not appear in comment threads when you are reading the site. You block another commenter, and they will not appear on your viewing of the site. This will not affect other readers or commenters.

We expect most of our commenters will have few reasons to block another commenter, but we wanted everyone to know this option is available. Of course, you are also free to flag comments that violate our terms of service and comment policies.

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New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

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In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

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C&L Team