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Comments are now open to everyone

Posted by Geeky Swedes on January 21st, 2014

After an overwhelmingly positive response to our question, we’ve made a change so anyone can leave a comment without a Facebook account. However, that means you’ll need to register first if you haven’t already (click the link in the upper left of the site). That registration will work across comments, neighborhood groups and the forum.

We switched to Facebook a couple years ago after an onslaught of spam and a steady deterioration of civility. However, we’ve installed a new forum with great spam protection, and the conversation there has been more civil than ever. We also believe that enabling anyone to participate is important. But we will enforce our comment rules, and we won’t have any patience for trolls.

Meanwhile, if you’re a big fan of Facebook commenting, you can certainly comment on our posts on our very popular Facebook page. If you have any questions or concerns, please drop us a note at tips@myballard.com.

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11 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Avatar of Geeky Swedes Geeky Swedes // Jan 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Here’s an example of how it looks.

    Please let us know your feedback.

  • 2 Avatar of Ernie Ernie // Jan 21, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Sweet! Thanks for throwing off the rusty chains of our Facebook overlords.

  • 3 Avatar of Curtis Curtis // Jan 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Seems like you found a way to make everyone happy. Thanks!

  • 4 Avatar of saffythepook saffythepook // Jan 22, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Well done!

  • 5 Avatar of LY LY // Jan 22, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Yay!

  • 6 Avatar of becker becker // Jan 22, 2014 at 8:28 am

    woot!

  • 7 Avatar of Mike G Mike G // Jan 22, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Well done.

  • 8 Avatar of Mary Jean Grean Mary Jean Grean // Jan 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I second that woot!

  • 9 Avatar of Rudy Rudy // Jan 22, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for the fix!

  • 10 Avatar of dlanding dlanding // Jan 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Appreciate the update!

  • 11 Avatar of Miss Wahoo Miss Wahoo // Jan 23, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I’d become used to not even clicking on the comments, so this will be a nice change. Thank you, Geeky Swedes!

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