New Commenting System Added to New Times Blogs

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Our new commenting platform
Dear Readers,

You may have noticed that we've installed a new commenting system to our site.

Comments from our old system may not appear at the moment, but they're being uploaded and will reappear shortly.

The new system, called Livefyre, takes the place of Disqus and has several new features. Read on to see what you can expect from the new platform.

SocialSync:

When conversation is happening about an article on Facebook or Twitter, you can now see that conversation within the commenting thread. You can also tag and import your friends from Twitter and Facebook within the comment stream yourself.

True Real Time:

You can see who is listening to a conversation and read comments in real time, making it easier to jump right into the discussion.

Notifications:

You can choose to be alerted via email when someone replies to or likes your comment.

One Platform:

My Voice Nation is a global profile system for all our properties. Soon, you'll be able to follow your favorite authors and news topics, giving yourself a customized experience of our sites. Starting today, your My Voice Nation profile is linked with your Livefyre account as one log-in. You don't need a My Voice Nation account to write a review on Voice Places and a separate Disqus account to comment on our stories. Your My Voice Nation is your one account for everything.

Follow Your Friends:

You'll be able to see what your friends are saying and doing on our publications and Voice Places now with this one account.

Easy Sign Up:

To sign up, just click "Sign in" in the new comments section. You can sign up with Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google or email.

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