Over the past year, the increased number of comments at trinitonian.com has proved one of the most satisfying aspects of our expanded web presence. We are doing our best to foster a respectful, intelligent comment culture that makes it easy for new voices to join. As such, we have decided to make some changes to improve our commenting system.

First, we have switched to a third-party commenting platform called Disqus. A widely used service across the Internet, Disqus offers a clean, intuitive interface that emphasizes user-friendliness and social media integration. You can now easily share discussions and comments on Facebook and Twitter as well as sign in through those websites to comment.

This leads to our second major change: we have decided to require some form of registration among commenters. That is, readers must log in through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Disqus to comment on articles. Registering with Disqus is a simple, two-step process: just type your name and email address into the comment form and Disqus will send you a verification email. Once your account is verified, your comment will appear. The reasons for this change are multifold, but, primarily, we would like to encourage accountability and respect among commenters and we think this shift may help achieve that goal.

As always, we reserve the right to delete any comments–anonymous or otherwise. We also reserve the right to publish any comments in the print edition of the Trinitonian.

Thank you for your support.

Do you have any thoughts or suggestions regarding the Trinitonian’s commenting system? Give it a try below and let us know.