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Site Update: 3 February 2014

cybermite-2013-nightmareDon’t worry Cybermites haven’t really taken over! We think… So what has happened then? After consideration and a successful test run in our discussion areas Doctor Who TV has decided to regenerate the comment system across the site.

Why? From 2009 the site used Disqus and everyone was generally very happy with it. This was until last year when Disqus forced all sites to upgrade to the latest version. This version introduced some unwanted features that we have found has damaged the quality of discussion since.

The biggest offender is the downvote system. We believe in allowing readers to express their opinions whether they be positive or negative (provided it is within comment guidelines). However, the downvote has actually discouraged quality debate. Arguments tend to break out over why a person received a downvote and it’s also become a tool for trolls. Worse is that Disqus does not allow you to remove this and have shown that they are unwilling to work with sites to make this optional.

Therefore the site will now be using LiveFyre, which resembles how Disqus worked before the changeover.

FAQ

How do I comment now?

There are several ways, but perhaps the easiest is to create a LiveFyre account, you can do so here. You can also use your existing Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and OpenID.

What happens to my old comments and likes?

You will not be able to view your comments on Doctor Who TV at the moment (we are working on restoring it for archived posts). Everything still exists on the Disqus servers and those profiles will continue to work on other sites.

Can I not import/merge my old comments?

Unfortunately not. This is a clean start for everyone.

Help! My email is getting clogged up with notifications now.

Edit your Livefyre profile if you’d prefer to lessen or eliminate comment notifications entirely. You can control that here.

COMMENT GUIDELINES

Please be civil and keep article comments relevant and on topic. Flag and report any offensive/trolling behavior, or contact us with details.
Please do not post SPOILERS including anything from leaked episodes! Your account could be banned. For complete details on our comment policy please read.
456 comments
David Walston
David Walston

This will take some getting used to, but if it works the same as the old Disqus then I'm in. 

DawnTime
DawnTime

Looking good,  Sorted out a pic and new user name. Was wondering however on some subjects in the news stream there are no comments and no option to put any is that deliberate.?

JFrance
JFrance

I am starting to like the new comment section. All i got to do now is find a new picture for my avatar.   

Adric the Genius
Adric the Genius

Hello comrades!  I, CyberDalek_11, have regenerated into Adric the Genius.  Adric was one of the best companions and is simply misunderstood.  He was so interesting; he was arrogant and extremely intelligent, making him a flawed character and consequently much more fascinating than other companions, such as Clara.  He deserves more respect.

Psephi
Psephi

Hey everyone! I'm a long time DWTV-lurker from Germany and now that there's a new commenting system, I thought it might be a good idea to jump headfirst into the action and say hi. :)

JacobAdams
JacobAdams

Try down vote me now haters! Ha!

JacobAdams
JacobAdams

Well, this is... new. I like it. Oh, and look, Its got kidneys and hair but it's NOT ginger. That's a shame. I wanted it to be ginger :) Only joking, comment system looks great! 


rnalou
rnalou

this looks great!

OnceTheDoctor
OnceTheDoctor

I don't know what to say...

Disqus: I don't want to go...

Livefyre: Kidneys! They're a different colour!

TheFirstMaster
TheFirstMaster

'I see you've redecorated. I don't like it.' ( I do, actually)

VallesMarineris
VallesMarineris

I like the lack of a downvote system. Also, I'd been having some trouble with Disqus not loading, and I haven't seen that happen with LiveFyre.

Oliver J. "cool"
Oliver J. "cool"

Hmmm, not sure about this new comment system. It will take a while to get used too; I liked DISQUS but oh well.

Diana van der Pluijm
Diana van der Pluijm

I'm glad to know that the downvote-system has been effectively eliminated. As the writer says: there were discussions about why someone was downvoted and it did 'scare off' people. I like this!

theballaam96
theballaam96

I say, what a wonderful butler; he's so violent

arakus72
arakus72

I liked Disqus better b/c i think downvotes caused more good than harm.

Joe17
Joe17

Test.  Love that there is no down vote option!

50doctorwho
50doctorwho

hmm, having tried livefyre on WD i've decided i prefer it to disqus 

Weepingdalek
Weepingdalek

Woohoo! "Oh you've redecorated, I like it!"

Strontium
Strontium

Testing ;)


EDIT: Can we only edit for 5 minutes now? :o

Lord Castabarus
Lord Castabarus

Hello, Testing testing *Taps Screen*


"Martha! This is a list of instructions for when I'm Human"


I think this works.


Hello Everyone!

Earthborn
Earthborn

This looks much better! Great fix Cybermites

The Rani
The Rani

Does anyone know if you can choose a picture (for your avatar) from online, instead of having to download one?

The Rani
The Rani

Testing...


Hello Livefyre! :D

Jardi101
Jardi101

I think I like this new comment system.

BJAMES
BJAMES

Good move. In this environment, hopefully people will be encouraged to, when they do disagree, to do  so agreeably. Expression of opinion and points of view, in a respectful, balanced, non judgmental way. No personal insults directed towards showrunners, writers, actors, or one another. Be passionate either way, but do no harm in doing so. We all love Doctor Who, and seeing things differently doesn't change that. It would get boring quite quickly if we all agreed on everything!

HisNameIsTheDoctor
HisNameIsTheDoctor

Just realized that comments now do not work on articles posted before this one. 

Huknar
Huknar

Just had to adjust my email notifications. Talk about spam! 38 messages!

astraith
astraith

I am happy. The older system didn't always load on my phone.

Pipnant
Pipnant

I'm panicking slightly...

AlessandroArsuffi
AlessandroArsuffi

Change, my dear. And it seems not a moment too soon! I love the change, I think it was vital for the continuation of the comment section. Well done, DWTV!

Earthborn
Earthborn

@The Rani  hover over your name above where you can comment, this will then give you the option to edit profile. It will give you an option then

The Rani
The Rani

@Earthborn @The Rani  What I was wondering is there an option of being able to use an URL of an image instead of having to use a pic already on your computer. Unfortunately, that isn't an option. :-/