The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 29, 2010
New comment system launches Wednesday on

Reminder: The Bee is launching a new online user comment system, Disqus, on Wednesday. As we told you earlier this month, the new system will allow users to sign in using their Facebook or Twitter logins, organize comment threads several different ways and receive and respond to comments via e-mail.

If you're a registered user on now, your account transfers over to the Disqus system -- you don't have to register again.

On the downside, Avatars won't transfer to Disqus. Comments posted in the current system will disappear a few days after the new program starts.

The Fresno Bee already uses Disqus. Click here for a story on that exemplifies how the program works. We have more details about the program in our earlier post, which you can read by clicking this link.

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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