This is the new year, right?
A time to look backwards and ahead for all of us, including the comments section battered me. So let’s get on with it. I’ve got some explaining to do.
Let’s fly right into the heart of the storm. As you may know or suspect, we’ve had our share of issues with this important part of KC Confidential since switching from blog to Web site around Halloween. And clearly, we’ve not made correcting these issues look easy.
But I think we’ve got most of em fixed now and we could use your help on addressing that which remains.
As of yesterday, your (fake?) names appear in bold near the top of your comment. That’s important because while the identities of most of our contributors is anonymous, readers like to know that its Kellysguy or smartman or Chuck or Jojo doing the honors, rather than the far more bland "anonymous."
There are two camps at KCC regarding comments.
Some of us, like Jim Fitzpatrick, contend that making people register and leave real email addresses (to be seen by us only) results in fewer but higher quality comments. Based on the past two months, I’ll agree with Jim on the fewer portion of his theory. One can argue as to the higher quality. But clearly readers – most of whom wouldn’t touch the comments section with their 10 foot poles – enjoy the option of seeing Craig Glazer or Tony or me, even sports god Greg Hall take one up the you-know-what. For the team, you know?
Some people love to bash us and bash us they do. Other like to watch (you know who you are).
So we’ve kept the headlines – gives our tormentors a chance to play journalist by writing their own headers.
One additional comments hurdle remains however. And that’s the fact that some readers have complained the new system will not allow them to comment. Our crack IP team has closed as many loopholes as they’ve been able to find, but some folks still can’t get it to work on their computer.
For them, I offer these words of advice from Tony:
"They’re probably using shitty browsers," Tony says. "They’re probably on Internet Explorer and haven’t upgraded to the latest version. Internet Explorer 6, for example, is a gigantic piece of crap, where the latest versionisn’t too bad. Internet Explorer 6 is the one where everyone started migrating to Firefox.
"And I’m sure if people were using the latest version of Firefox they’d be just fine. But if you’re still running Windows 98 or Windows XP even, you can’t run Internet Explorer’s latest browser."
In the meantime, if you’re having problems getting into our comments section, please email me some specifics – which browser and what operating system you’re using – and I’ll see if our guys can do something on our end to remedy the matter. Hit me at firstname.lastname@example.org.