On Monday, we posted an open letter to the management of Gawker Media, our parent company, regarding an ongoing problem that we here at Jezebel could no longer tolerate: horribly violent rape gifs that were consistently appearing in our comments. For months, we asked Gawker Media HQ for help with the trolling — but…
We do our best to keep our site's comments troll- and abuse-free, but there's always room for improvement. Our new comment reassignment feature allows your comment moderators to dole out warnings and suspensions, and explain why they did so.
Now you can link your io9 commenter account to your Twitter account, and make your comments go further.
Having trouble seeing your comments? You just need to change your settings. First, go to your profile page, then click the settings button.
First things first. Yes, you can EDIT your comments. We live in a bold new world.
To get an io9 account, you first have to make one comment.
Every registered commenter on io9 has a personal profile.
The Gawker Network has been experimenting for a while with this "star system" in which starred commenters get to be "featured" commenters and promote other people's comments. And it's up to each site in the network to figure out how to make this system work. We're trying to move towards a fluid system where we use the…
You may have noticed that the comment threads on io9 are automatically collapsed, so replies to comments don't show up. You can always click "read replies" to read the responses to one particular comment, or scroll to the bottom and click "expand all comments" to see all threads. But what if you want comment threads…
Last week, we introduced forums on io9. They were pretty buggy, but we've unleashed a bunch of Jedi knights who killed the bugs. Now we've got some functioning forums for you to try. Or make your own!