New commenting system at Bluegrass Today

If you are a Bluegrass Today reader who regularly checks for comments to our articles – or likes to share comments yourself – you may have noticed a change in our commenting system.

We had heard repeated requests for features that we weren’t able to implement, like editing after the fact and the ability to easily embed photos and videos into comments. All that is now enabled.

There are also more ways to share your reaction to comments. Just roll over any comment to see additional options.

The link to add a comment can still be found just below each post, and you’ll still need to be registered and logged in to comment. It just looks a bit different.

Everyone is invited to take the new commenting system for a spin on this post. Get a feel for how it works, without the need to add anything significant to the conversation. Go ahead… check it out.

Once you post a comment, you’ll see that your user name links to an individual user profile. Click the link, and you can add an avatar for your account. Unfortunately, all prior user icons were deleted when we switched systems.

This same new system will power our completely redesigned discussion forum software. We’ll have an official forum launch in the next few days, but you can get a sneak peek now at As with the comments, you need to be logged in to post in the forum, but everyone can read what is posted.

Don’t forget that registration is free and simple.

Let us know what you think.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.