05 May 2011
The other day Bloguin upgraded LHB's comments to the Livefyre system. I haven't said anything about it yet because I have been so wrapped up in these playoffs but since I had a bunch of Pens fans left comments today about the Lightning sweeping the Caps, I figured I should introduce it to the regular readers.
So Livefyre really is a better system than the one we used to have but here are a few tips before you get started:
#1 - You will need to either register with Livefyre.com or sign in using Facebook or Twitter for now. No more anonymous guest posting but really it only takes a few minutes to set up an account and it will be worth it. If you don't want to sign up for an account, just use your Facebook or Twitter account.
And since you might be wondering why you can't post anonymously, well, it helps cut down spam comments...and spam comments are annoying as hell.
#2 - If you already have a Bloguin user name and password integration will be coming soon. But just use LiveFyre, Facebook or Twitter for now.
#3 - Flickr, Twitpic, tinypic, and imgur are the supported image sources, which means you just copy and paste the URL into the comment box and the image shows up as a thumbnail.
#4- For videos, YouTube and Vimeo work. Just paste the URL, and your video will show up. How easy is that?
#5 - If you want to get notified of every comment by email you can by adjusting your Livefyre account settings or if you prefer not to, you can opt out and just view all your responses online in your account.
So I know I never get a ton of comments here on LHB, but this will make it easier to do it. And I really think we need to get more comments going and the playoffs are a great time to start with that.