Announcing the linking of comments on the current and beta sites
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Updated: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:09:38 UTC
You will notice that Disqus is the commenting application used for both. Please use this article to test this out if you like. Comments made on either site on the same article will appear together.
If there are any issues please click on the green "report a problem" button on richarddawkins.net or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org about an issue on either site.
To format text using Disqus for the time being you can use tags for bold, italics, links, and blockquote by inserting the html tags for those.
This is an article with more information we posted when testing Disqus last year on rd.net
A list of allowable html tags with Disqus is here http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466253
Pending approval vs automatically approved comments: If your comment contains a url it is automatically posted to the pending queue waiting approval by one of the mods - that usually doesn't take too long as we keep an eye on it but that' somewhat dependent on the timezone. We have moderators both in the UK and the US GMT-7
The issue with comments needing approval before they appear if they contain a url has been updated. If you post a comment with a url it will now appear immediately.
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