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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Join the Omaha Foodies Discussions

posted by snekse
A bit of house keeping here. I've never been a big fan of the Blogger comment system, so recently I moved the GFC comments to Disqus. Why do you as a reader care? Well ideally you wouldn't. However, there is a little bit of a learning curve with this new interface. In particular the login system.

You can still leave anonymous comments on this blog, however, there are several advantages to logging into the comment system, but the options are a little confusing.

First, you can login to Disqus, which will attach your comment to your Disqus profile. The advantage of that is you can securely use any OpenID login, such as your Google, Yahoo or Hotmail account. You can visit their site for examples of other advantages.

Another option, and the one that swayed my hand in picking a new system, is to login with your Facebook credentials. This is going to become far more common on a ton of sites over the coming year. What's cool about this option is when you leave a comment, you have the ability to also post something to your Facebook stream to share it with your friends. Considering our Facebook fan page now has over 200 fans, chances are you have friends who are also GFC fans and they are interested in what you have to say.

The final option is probably courtesy of Ashton and Oprah. Yes, Twitter is now a login option. The benefit of this is you can tweet your reply by just clicking a check box.

So now you know how to login. Next you should probably read the existing comments.

We now have the ability to sort comments by time or popularity. You can "Like" comments, which is used for the popularity sorting. You can subscribe to an RSS feed for a particular article or for the entire blog (Unfortunately we lost the ability to subscribe to an article's comment via email, but I'm told that feature is on it's way). And our favorite new feature - comments are now threaded, so you can reply directly to another commenter. We're really stoked about this because we hope it will encourage more discussion within our community. This is a great way to get to know other foodies in the area.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below :-) Or email us.

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