We’re using Facebook Comments to improve the environment for conversation and to make it easy to comment on stories and share them with your friends.
Q: Do I need to have a Facebook account to comment?
A: Yes. To add a comment, you’ll need to log in at Facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can get one at http://www.facebook.com. Signing up for an account is quick, easy and free.
Q: Can I leave a comment if I don’t have a Facebook account?
A: No. The Blade’s former registration process for commenters will be disabled so you will not be able to log in that way to post comments.
Q: Do I need to register for an account on this Web site to comment?
A: No. All you need is a Facebook account to comment on articles published here.
Q: Will my friends on Facebook see my comments?
A: When you submit a comment, it will also appear on Facebook if you leave the “Post my comment to my Facebook profile” box checked.
Q: Why does my Facebook profile picture and name appear on the comments page when I haven’t posted a comment?
A: If you’re signed in at Facebook.com, your information will appear, but it is not visible to anyone else until your comment is published.
Q: Will people be able to view my Facebook profile if I post a comment?
A: What others see when they click on your name or picture on our site is determined by your Facebook privacy settings. Those settings allow you to decide how much information you want to share with your friends or others. To adjust your Facebook privacy settings, visit http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy.
Q: How do I report an inappropriate or abusive comment?
A: Click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box. Choose one of the options to report a comment as spam or abuse. The comment will be removed from your view. Facebook tracks abuse reports and automatically bans users who are consistently abusive. Additionally, our Web editors frequently review comments and have the option to hide an unacceptable comment to everyone but the poster and to ban users if necessary.
Q: What if my question wasn’t answered here?