See here – all the Science Blogs type blogs are transitioning platform. This has been semi-secret or something, who knows, anyway clearly it isn’t quite so secret anymore. I don’t know any deadlines or suchlike, but it can’t possibly make the comment system any worse.

Refs

* That value of English law thing again

Comments

  1. #1 Wesley Dodson
    2012/05/16

    Hey William I’m your community manager, did you get last week’s email from National Geographic? If we need to update your email address please send it to me at webmaster@scienceblogs.com.

  2. #2 Rattus Norvegicus
    2012/05/16

    Well, they could use whatever comment platform my local paper the Bozeman Daily Chronicle uses. I check it out if you want to see a truly awful comment system (“Chronicle Comments” tab, since they try to use 3 or sometimes only 2 comment systems).

  3. #3 mt
    2012/05/16

    “Can’t possibly make it worse”

    I have to disagree with you yet again. Have you tried to use Kloor’s?

  4. #4 bluegrue
    2012/05/16

    > Worse yet, the comments to posts between April 18 and whenever the switch finally happens are currently going to be lost forever.

    Ouch, that’s going to make scienceblogs HQ popular.

    [I believe there is some hope that it will be fixed -W]

  5. #5 Hank Roberts
    2012/05/16

    > did you get last week’s email

    Ya know, it’s time someone reinvented Western Union (ah, there’s a name to make the conspiracy-minded look up in alarm).

    Seriously, we’re expecting the Internet to handle delivering groceries and tuning up our cars, it should have a way to convey important messages as effectively as the old Western Union Telegram. You got one of those, you read it right away.

    [I think the point was he suspected he might have lost my email (but he hadn't, it was OK really) -W]

  6. #6 David B. Benson
    2012/05/16

    They certainly can make it worse.

  7. #7 Hank Roberts
    hank@spamcop.net
    2012/05/23

    I see they have him iconized as a little hollow golden rectangle now.