We are trying something different this week. Our commenting system, tied to each article, was never designed to handle the volume of posts it gets. When there are too many comments, they are slow to load and impossible to find at times. This is never more true than with our "Let's Speculate" articles.
The Discussion Page was intended to handle a larger volume of posts and I know that as we get down to the wire that volume will increase. So I'm diverting the "Let's Speculate" discussion here as a trial.
There's a few things you must know about our discussion page. There's a lock symbol underneath the "Start a New Topic" button. That's where you login. I highly suggest if you have an account with us, you login. That way, your name will show up on the post. Otherwise, you're listed as "Guest" and in that case you might want to sign your post or no one will know who you are.
In each "reply", comments can be left too in relation to that reply. There's a few quirks to the comments box. For one, you must be logged in or again, it posts as Guest and no one will know who you are. So sign your post if you're a guest. Second, comments cannot be edited. Replies can if you are logged in, but comments cannot.
If you want to add an avatar to your profile, once you're logged in the lock becomes a mechanical wheel symbol. Just select "Edit Profile" and add you avatar there.
I do ask that you give this system a try, because you'll probably find that it works much better than our regular comments section. Everything should load faster and better and it'll be easier to follow discussions. I'm also attaching a poll so you can tell me if you're enjoying this new setup or not. We'll probably try it for a couple of episodes, and only for the "Let's Speculate" thread right now.
So check out Bookdal's "Let's Speculate" article then give your thoughts here! I'm sure there is plenty to discuss.