PostalMag.com

New Commenting System at PostalMag.com

on

Many of you may have noticed the following message in the commenting section at PostalMag.com:

“This commenting widget will be discontinued on October 1st, 2012”

Yes, PostalMag.com’s old commenting feature, powered by Echo, is being retired by the Echo company. This is Echo’s statement:

As many of you know, in late 2010, Echo decided to shift our product strategy and start offering a real-time platform as opposed to strictly a commenting application.  Since then, Echo has evolved our original commenting solution into a new business model that provides a real-time platform for social tv, social news, social music and social commerce.  As such, we unfortunately can no longer commit to the level of support that you have come to expect on our original commenting product.

Today, we are announcing our decision to “end of life” the commenting widgets previously known as JS-Kit Comments, Haloscan, and Echo Comments. We will only be able to address password recovery related support questions and won’t be able to respond to other inquiries.

But never fear, one of PostalMag.com’s favorite features will live on with a new commenting provider. Beginning today, September 2nd, 2012, a new commenting widget, powered by Disqus, will be available at PostalMag.com.

Disqus works much the same way as Echo, but with only a few minor variations. Users can still post anonymously. Just give a fake name and email when you post. But registration comes with additional features, including notifications for replies to your comments. At this time, comment counts are not available on the index page at PostalMag.com.

For more information about the new commenting feature please see:

Disqus Commenting FAQ

Thanks for using PostalMag.com. If you have any questions or comments about the new comments please contact PostalMag.com.

Updates:

9/03/12 – If comments are not displaying using Internet Explorer 8/9 please see:
http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/666084-troubleshooting-disqus-2012-in-internet-explorer-8-9