Sacbee.com is shifting to a new comment system on Dec. 1, which will trigger some significant changes to how users connect and air their views.
Bee Managing Editor Tom Negrete details the switch to the Disqus system on The Scoop, a blog focused on what's new and evolving on The Bee's website.
Some of the good stuff: The new system will allow users to sign in using their Facebook or Twitter logins, select how comment threads are organized and receive and respond to comments via e-mail. Registered users won't have to reregister.
Some of the not-so-good stuff: Comments on older posts in the current system are going to disappear about a week after the new system launches. Personal profile pages and personal blog pages are going away, too. If you use an Avatar, you'll have to reload it for the new system.
The State Worker is consistently one of the most active comment sites on sacbee.com, so we wanted to make sure you see what's coming. Click here for more details about the new system. This link takes you to the Disqus homepage and a live demo link that gives you a sense of how the new system interfaces with social media.
PHOTO: Bee Managing Editor Tom Negrete / Sacramento Bee file photo