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We have a new Verge comment system!

We have a new Verge comment system!
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Hello people. We look forward to welcoming you all to it Those of The Verge most significant relaunch of all time. You’ll notice that a lot has changed, including our commenting system!

We are proud of the restart edge comments to the coral platform: a powerful tool for building communities and great commenting experiences. If you are a commenter polygon or SB nation, You’ve already seen Coral in action. We’re really grateful to our friends on the Coral team for working with us to create a great commenting system for The edge.

We consider comments a lot of. You were an important part of The edge from day one, and we’re grateful to our loyal community who continue to participate in fun, surprising, and insightful ways across the site. We know Coral will help us comment The edge even better. The tools of the system help you edge Staff and our exceptional team of moderators improve discourse on the web comment by comment.

Of course, this is only the first day of our relaunch. Our vision for the site, the commenting system, and our entire community is much bigger than what you see here today. From live events to merchandise and new surprises, we’re thinking a lot about what we can bring The edge on new paths in the world. We’ll have a lot more to say about all of this as the site continues to grow and evolve.

Anyway, that’s enough for me. You probably want to know what the new toy does!

What’s new?

Here are some of the new things you can do in neu edge comments now:

  • New comment view. When you click to go to an article’s comments, the commenting experience now slides off the side of your screen on desktop or takes up the entire window on mobile. (Awesome!) This allows everyone to focus a little more on the conversations without having to scroll or skip to the bottom of the article. Besides, it just looks chic.
  • Selected Comments. Both moderators and our editorial staff at The edge will be much more involved in finding and presenting the best comments on the site. You’ll start to see that the comments we think are the best of the best – maybe because they’re hilarious, clever, or unique – are the first comments you see in our stories.
  • embeds. You can now easily insert content such as tweets and YouTube videos into posts. And we’ll start with access to a GIF library from within the comment editor.
  • Sorting. phew You can now sort comments by newest, oldest, most recommended, or most active.
  • Mute. If you are fed up with other users and don’t want to see their comments, you can mute them. Simply click the username on any comment and select the Ignore button.
  • Better reporting. Coral comes with some improved reporting tools to help you and us identify comments that violate our Community Guidelines.

If you have a comment history with The edge, you will also find that it is missing. Don’t worry, this is only temporary; Your comments will be migrated to the new system shortly. You can now access your comments from the “My Profile” tab in the comments section of each article.

guidelines

We look forward to diving back into the comments and engaging with readers. Places like Twitter and Facebook can be very noisy and we still strive to have conversations about them The edge better than the feverish swamps of the internet. So we updated our community guidelines to reflect how we feel about the comments: as a place of fun, interest and respect.

Yes, we still have some firm rules, but our guidelines now begin with statements that we hope everyone will actively consider while participating. I want to thank you Those of The Verge Moderator Eric Berggren, both for caring so much about this community and for helping develop the new guidelines.

Be polite. Being respectful in the commenting community means more than following the rules or being polite; It’s about fostering good conversations by welcoming and including others. Think about how your words and actions could affect others. Better yet, think about how you can help everyone want to get involved.

be curious The edge It’s about exploring our future together. Approach the comments with the same curiosity we bring when contributing to the site; it’s fun to learn and we can help each other learn new and interesting things together. Remember that people come from all kinds of places and backgrounds, so don’t assume you know what they’re thinking, feeling or meaning.

be interesting In other words: be relevant. Try to bring something new or unique into the conversation. This isn’t a race to be the first, the loudest, or the most annoying. We hope you share cool stuff with the community, especially if it means providing insight only you can provide. And remember to stay on topic; Comments aren’t free and you’re more likely to write a great comment if it’s related to the topic at hand. Try to add value to every thread you participate in, rather than just replying for the sake of it.

Show your work. You can approach commenting in the same way The edge Approaches to Blogging. Make an argument or make a big claim? Back it up with something tangible that you can link to, whether it’s another piece of news, a scientific study, or a really good video explanation. Conversations are richer and more interesting when people share some of the sources of their assumptions and conclusions. And maybe you even give us a tip on what we should consider in our reporting.

help us out Our moderators work hard every day to ensure this The edge is a place where everyone feels welcome. You can help us by reporting comments that break the rules, such as spam, personal attacks, or creepy comments. (See the full Community Guidelines for a full list of bad things.) Simply put, don’t be a jerk to others The edge. And if you see someone doing rude things in the comments, let us know.

There is much more to come

We look forward to continuing to work with the Coral team to develop more for edge comment, and new cool stuff will be added over time, such as: B. Live Q&A. But new comments are just the beginning of a whole series of experiments The edge. We are working on more live events, New Itemsand some other top secret projects.

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