Recently we upgraded our commenting solution to the newest version offered by Disqus (our vendor). We were one of a handful of McClatchy markets who made the transition as a test.
What we discovered is that all of the issues had not yet been worked out, and it isn't ready for prime time. So we've rolled back to the previous version.
We know that some users have had trouble logging in to make a comment. We are not sure whether rolling back to the previous version will solve this issue, but the support team at McClatchy is aware of the issue and has been looking into it.
As always, please keep your comments on topic. Making jokes about the subjects of the story isn't OK. Trying to get around our profanity filter by slightly changing the spelling of a word or putting spaces between the letters isn't OK. (And P.S., don't email me asking why we blocked your account. You know what you posted, and you know why it violated the policy - multiple times. Make your comment without the personal attack and you will be fine.)
Here is a reminder of our policy:
* Don't flag a comment just because you disagree with the opinion. The goal of story comments is to allow discussion, not just one point of view.
* Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines, click the "report abuse" button to notify us. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior by those folks who just want the attention.
* Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear. Or anything you wouldn't want your mother to hear.
* Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.
* Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand.
* Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.
* Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.
* Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.
Online Initiatives Editor