Introducing Our New Commenting System – Livefyre!

Introducing Our New Commenting System – Livefyre!

Hello All!

It’s me, Soomp. It’s been a while since I said “Hi” to everyone. 

I wanted to personally apologize for all the crazy server problems we’ve been having over the past few weeks. I can’t promise that they are over, but you can be assured that we are doing everything we can to bring you the best in Korean pop culture and entertainment.

That said, I hope you’ve noticed our shiny new commenting system. It’s only been a few hours since we launched, so there may be a few snags here and there – please bear with us. If you are having trouble getting logged into it, just log out and log back in, and you should be all good. No need to create a separate account.

Here are some of the new features of Livefyre comments:

  • Post comments in real-time for everyone to see, and have a live discussion right on our site.
  • Easily format your post to express your opinions with rich text like bold, italic, lists and more.
  • Click or Type “@” in the comment box to tag users in the conversations and your friends from Facebook or Twitter. Personalize the message you share to their wall or send in an @reply to include them in the discussion.
  • Links containing “http” will automatically be hyperlinked; YouTube videos, Flickr images, and other media from across the web will automatically be embedded in the comment stream, playable inline and all.
  • Share your comment to Facebook and Twitter clicking the icons next to the “Post Comment As” button (need to work out some kinks).
  • If you hover over the time-stamp, you’ll reveal a few options: delete your comment, “flag” other’s comments as Offensive, Spam, Off-topic, or Disagree, and share any comment to Facebook and Twitter or get the permalink to the comment.
  • See that little notifier pop-up in the right hand corner? That is a live update of new comments on the page, displaying the user’s comment and avatar. Your view won’t move until you click on the bubble, which scroll and reveal the new comments.

Don’t be alarmed that all the old comments are gone! We’ll be importing them back into the new system later this week. You can also set your email notification preferences in your profile edit page (click on your username at the top corner of the page). Also, you have 59 minutes to come back and edit your comments in case you made a typo or anything.

Please let us know if you run into any weird problems, and we’ll do our best to help you out. When in doubt, logout and log back in (heh).

Thanks so much for your patience, everyone!

-soomp

23 comments
Muso
Muso

Don't like it but I am sure I will get used to the new commenting system.

And a disagree button? That will be interesting to see how many people disagree with what you have to say. I wonder how the turn out of that will be. lol


And I was wondering why I couldn't get on soompi for hours. lol. Hope to see more things.

bakane18
bakane18

Well I guess I'm doomed. I get all my "LOLS, INSIGHTFUL, AWESOME" reactions mostly from the article section since I don't really roll around in the forums that much. The new comment box looks pretty neat...but... *cries* I'M RUINED!


;)

XD

I guess I'll learn to love the new comment box.  :)

letme
letme

2things: 

1. "Flag" when you disagree other comments? Few months ago I saw your notice regarding flagging a comment because one disagree. Please clarify this.

2. I am logged with my Soompi acct but when I make comment, the avatar change. How can I fix this? 

One more thing. This comment isn't counted/added to number of post?

nonski
nonski

@soomp  great job! thanks for keeping soompi updated and dynamic.   :)

ad_fa
ad_fa

i can see the changes in new

but i hope the changes not effected the forum.


vangpakau
vangpakau

I saw the change earlier before this post but didn't know the new use of this was~ thank you! .. i'll explore it more tomorrow, lol.

SpiderShaun
SpiderShaun

No more LOLs, Awesomes, Spams, Insightful thingys ?

yoyo_icecube
yoyo_icecube

test2 want to make sure i cn use the comment box. 

yuree
yuree

Only in news and article section right? Coz I still see the same format in forum sections.

Nuguya?
Nuguya?

i like the "disagree" option. there would be times where you don't want to reply but disagree with someone lol.

yjtanws
yjtanws

It's like pronounced as Library 

soomp
soomp moderator Benevolent Overlord

@bakane18 you can rack up the "likes" :D we'll eventually make special titles for people who post the best stuff.

soomp
soomp moderator Benevolent Overlord

@letme Hi there! This system is completely separate from the forum, so you can use the "disagree" flag here since it's specifically for disagreeing. In the forum, the flags are only for "spam" and "abuse," which is why we don't want people using them for just disagreeing. 

As for your avatar... there may be some wrong avatars because the user id on the news site and the forum site are sometimes different :x I will try to find a solution for this ASAP. Generally, it should show whatever your avatar is on the forum :x

soomp
soomp moderator Benevolent Overlord

@SpiderShaun we'll keep those in the forum, but we'll just have regular "likes" here :D 

LavelyShai
LavelyShai

@yuree Yeah I think it is only in the news and articles..at least I'm hoping it doesn't affect the forums 

bakane18
bakane18

@soomp @bakane18 Well, that sounds like a plan. :) Thank you, Soomp. :D *high fives* Hopefully it's smooth sailing from here on out..... I hope. hehe. ^^

letme
letme

@soomp Ah ok. Please take your time. No rush. I forgot to mention about the auto embed of link e.g. YT, I hope it won't lag the page. Imagine if all comments consist links. That'll be super  heavy. 

I just check my account and I believe commenting on article is no longer counted in profile post. Sad. I don't go forums.

Anyways, SOOMPI Team thanks for your hardwork~

SpiderShaun
SpiderShaun

 @soomp @SpiderShaun how sad, I'm never on the forum. Plus, I did not get a notification when you replied (but that's fine since I got an email)

soomp
soomp moderator Benevolent Overlord

@laquetahodge @yuree yup - this is totally independent for the forums. Just so we can have proper, real-time comments where you can actually reply to one another :D

soomp
soomp moderator Benevolent Overlord

@letme we'll still have a way to track and reward people for being good commenters on this side - just give us a little time :) thanks! Good point about the possibility of lag because of too many embeds. Hopefully it won't happen, but we do always have the option of turning it off as well, so we'll see how it goes.