As technology has evolved over the past few years, we’ve been looking for a way to take our comments/community functionality to the next level. We know that having healthy and on-topic conversations about the latest Apple news is a vital part of the 9to5Mac experience, so we’re excited to announce that we’re getting ready to launch a brand new comments system called OpenWeb. OpenWeb is used by WSJ, AOL, Yahoo, and many other major publishing platforms.
Over the past few months, we’ve been slowly rolling it out across our network. If you visit 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, DroneDJ, Space Explored, or Connect the Watts, you can already get a feel for how it works. OpenWeb is a much faster platform than we currently use, so we know readers will appreciate it. OpenWeb also has a superior moderating functionality for our staff but also handles much of the most toxic and irrelevant comments automatically. A new ‘Popular in the Community’ section will appear under posts highlighting some of the most active conversations on the site that might be worth your time.
We know you have countless options for your Apple news, reviews, and commentary, so we appreciate each and every ready that is part of our community. All the comments and conversations on the Disqus platform will remain, and OpenWeb will only be used for new posts. You will need to sign up for a new account, and there will be plenty of one-click logins through your favorite social networks, or you can register for an account with just your email address.
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