The kdminer.com comments section, and all relative Western News & Info Inc. online publications, will be implementing a change to the article comments system in the coming weeks.
Over the past few months, you may have noticed we have implemented some new social media sharing tools at the top of each article on our website. We are also working on a slight redesign of the homepage, so please pardon our virtual dust. The Kingman Daily Miner has put a lot of time, thought and effort into these changes and we hope you will grow to love them as we do.
In short, the comment change we are referring to is a rollout of Facebook comments for the kdminer.com news site on Aug. 4. The current comment system will be disabled. Previous comments will not disappear from our articles, but moving forward, you will need to be registered and logged in to your Facebook profile in order to comment on our stories.
What does it mean for you?
First, it will mean registration if you are not already registered with Facebook. This decision allows us to better track and moderate comments using Facebook's social media tools.
If you aren't registered with Facebook, the link to create a new account is here: www.facebook.com
We know some of you would prefer keeping the current anonymous comment system, but this decision has been in the works for quite some time. We hope you will continue to keep the diverse cross-section of viewpoints coming in through our new comments section, but we also hope to establish more accountability in those viewpoints.
We want you to keep the conversations going, and Facebook allows us to do this more efficiently. We feel it is crucial for our readers to keep contributing input so we can continue delivering the best local community news possible.
It is an ongoing process to create, maintain and try to make our online sites as functional, interactive, up-to-date and beautiful as possible for our loyal readers. We do this free of charge on a daily basis and do our best to duplicate our print publication on this digital platform. More importantly, we do it for the community of Kingman.