New Times Introduces a New Commenting System

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Attention readers: We have something to discuss.

New Times has a new commenting system called "Disqus." I can practically hear your brains churning with wonder as to what it does other than provide a public forum for discussion and helpful insights (read: call James King a douche). With this new commenting system you can log in via Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or your Yahoo account when you comment. Now all your friends, followers and other internet-based acquaintances will know how you feel about J.D. Hayworth (and whether or not you think James King is a douche) the moment you comment.

Technology is a wonderful thing.

Give it a test drive below and let me know how awesome it is (or just let me know I'm a douche).

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Sdsaulka
Sdsaulka

I have no idea who James King is but what the hell - he's a douche!

Diana Mitchell
Diana Mitchell

pull strategy marketing @ its finest... and for the love of god, don't do ANYTHING the way that azcentral does... good rule of thumb.

Charles Ward
Charles Ward

Personally, I don't like Disqus. When the MCSO or whoever subpoenas the logs, I don't want any of my replies any more easily traced than they already are. I certainly don't want many of my casual Facebook "friends" to be able to connect my commentary to my real world self. I know when I post comments or observations that aren't complimentary to certain authority figures that I'm poking a hornet's nest. The ability to remain anonymous in this increasingly surveillant age is appreciated.

I can understand the rationale for this system, but it makes the dialogue more difficult. I've encountered the Disqus system on Slate, and I generally just pass on it. I prefer to be able to create or shed virtual identities easily and regularly.

Also, at least on Slate, I've had repeated technical troubles logging in with Disqus. These don't improve my opinion of the system, either.

Brian Fink
Brian Fink

Did you know that 70% - 90% of all credit reports have errors on them? In fact, the vast majority of negative items on a typical credit report are valid. Therefore, if you simply dispute all the negatives on your credit, those items that are valid will most likely be verified by the creditors and remain on your credit report.

It doesn't matter whether the negative credit item is valid or not. Anyone can dispute the credit reporting agencies' right to report the negative credit item, not whether it is valid. Since none of the 3 major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) are in compliance with Section 609 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), they must remove all unverifiable items from your credit report - ALL OF THEM!

Every "credit repair" company out there uses the dispute process allowed under FCRA to attempt to repair your credit. By disputing the accuracy of items on your credit report you are essentially playing the slots - you are hoping that all three credit bureaus are unable to complete their investigation within the time allowed. The odds of all three bureaus is nearly impossible!

You are disputing the reporting law - not whether or not an account is yours, but whether or not the credit bureaus have that verifiable proof they are required by law to have on that account. Under the FCRA, the credit bureaus need to provide you with a copy of verifiable documentation if it is requested by you as the consumer. The three credit bureaus are required to have a copy of that same verifiable proof.

You simply have a right to receive a copy of the Original Creditors Documentation. When you request that same verifiable proof from the creditor, they usually comply very quickly and will often times fax or mail you a copy of your account application/history within 24 hours.

Here is what we is VERY interesting! Anyone who uses this process will NEVER RECEIVE a single copy of verifiable proof on a single client account! They do not have them on file! All credit bureau reporting is done electronically via email or fax. But that is NOT what the law says must be done.

http://PhoenixCredit.org

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

Truth08 ,

i agree , i lked the other way much better as well . please go back to the other that was used before

Truth08
Truth08

Much appreciated Denise. The scumbag, that replied under "Guest", is just another troll. That needs to crawl out from underneath his trailer awning, and "get the heck out of Apache Junction" once in while!

Ha!

Regards,Truth08

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

It there was a way to respond in line to another comment, the change might be worth while.

Joe
Joe

what, like this?

Truth08
Truth08

Don't like it, should of left it the way its been. Why you changing now, anyhow? If anything, you should change it to "azcentral" style format. This one blows, Google "Chrome" does not operate this system correctly. It takes much longer, and some of us don't like using Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox, or even Netscape Navigator.

Should seriously change it back!

Just my two cents.

Regards,Truth08

Diana Mitchell
Diana Mitchell

Are you ACTUALLY bitching that they are only supporting 83% of all user's browsers? Really? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

You can do your missionary work for Chrome all you like, Google's good people, but don't be shocked when nothing is supported yet. Clearly, they did it just to spite you.

Guest
Guest

This guy is a douche. Great move on the commenting system.

Zippy
Zippy

you're a douche

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Test reply. The reply button didn't show up before I posted something else

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