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Announcing PJ Media’s New Registration System

Now making it easier for you to get the most out of your experience on all of our major websites -- NextGeneration.TV, PJTV.com, PJMedia.com, and Instapundit.com

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Aaron Hanscom

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February 19, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Some exciting updates were implemented on PJMedia.com today.

As you know, PJMedia.com is a division of PJ Media, LLC. To make it easier for you to get the most out of your experience on all of our major websites — NextGeneration.TV, PJTV.com, PJMedia.com, and Instapundit.com — we are rolling out a network-wide platform that enables you to comment on all of these sites with just one registration.

This new registration system also will make commenting much easier and more enjoyable. Now, you register once and you’re done. You will not have to enter an email address and screen name every time you comment on a story.

You’ll also have the ability to interact more with fellow PJ Media readers as well as writers, and give a “thumbs up” to comments that are most interesting to you. New functionality will allow comments to be sorted by newest, oldest, or top rated, and the most popular comments will always be featured at the top of the comments section.

Your registration on PJMedia.com will also allow you to watch and comment on free PJTV and Next Generation TV videos.

Regrettably, we could not store the old comments and provide the new, improved commenting system at the same time. We made the choice to move ahead with the new features to keep improving the PJM user experience. We know there have  been some outstanding user-generated essays in the past, so it’s hard to see those go, but we have faith that our readers will populate the comments section with amazing posts in the future.

How to Register on PJMedia.com

It only takes a minute to create an account on PJ Media.

To get started, simply click here. You’ll need to enter a valid email address.

Make sure to check your email and verify your account after you finish registering. You will not be able to comment until this is complete.

During the registration process, you will be asked to create a unique screen name. Pick something that represents your personality and perspective. You will have the option to upload a profile image, too. If you have ever had a registration or membership on PJTV, the system will remember that. So, if you’re getting error messages that your screen name is already in use, it’s likely because you already have a registration. Just sign in with the email address associated with that registration. If you need your password, you can have it emailed to you. (All of this can be done via the “sign in” button at the top of the page.)

After you register, you can easily update your email address, password, and newsletter preferences via the “My Account” section. To make it even easier for you, “VodkaPundit” walks you through the new registration process and new commenting section in this how-to video. Click here to watch the video now.

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Thank you for reading PJ Media. We’re excited about these updates and look forward to reading your comments!

Aaron Hanscom is the managing editor for PJ Media.

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I've been commenting at BELMONT CLUB for years, and at PJMedia in its various incarnations since it came about. By trashing the past comments, you have lost almost half the value of BC. The Club has commenters better than a number of your regular columnists. The interplay between "Wretchard" and the commenters is a thing of intellectual beauty. It is watching the serious grownups talk after being stuck watching reality TV.

You may not think much of your readers, and dumping this on us with no warning does not indicate that you do. We will see. I do know that in a career as a Peace Officer, any time that someone from the Adminisphere was happily insisting that things had changed and that it was NEW! and EXCITING!; that we were well and truly scrod and life was about to become harder and more dangerous. You have not started well.

Subotai Bahadur
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Richard Fernandez wrote countless insightful comments in discussions of his own articles ... many times, these comments were as good as his top notch posts themselves. It would seem that's a lot of PJM's own high quality content now erased ...
1 year ago
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Losing all the old comments really, really sucks. Not having an edit function really, really sucks. It seems pretty clear that while this may be a good change for PJMedia's technical staff, it probably wasn't trialed with PJMedia's readers. As good as the articles are, the comments were at least half of the value of the site. TO lose the old ones is inexcusable. I work with enough programmers to know that the old comments probably could have been saved and retained, but it would have required a lot of work that wasn't perceived as being valuable to PJMedia though the readers would differ with that contention. I'm disappointed with this change and frankly annoyed with an ill-advised reconfiguration. I don't much like the format of the new comment section either. Cutesy little avatars were never the point of most of the posters here, so adding that "feature" is a waste of bandwidth.
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Subotai,

Just so you know, I've used their contact form at the bottom TWICE demanding my account be deleted before I posted that last comment. The account profile dialogue box has no option for deleting an account.

You are correct, none of the New Assholes That Be are reading this thread. I admit, I've spammed threads demanding a deletion, and I will continue to do so, but the only thing that has happened so far is my comments are reported for 'abuse', as if the abuse these assholes are throwing our way is not happening. I also guess there's a lot of sheeple here now because some are upset at what I've said. One jackass even suggested I just go away. I will, but only after my account is deleted.

I simply cannot believe that my account has not been cancelled to date. Really tells you all you need to know. They don't want our comments, don't read them, they just want page clicks; hell, they don't even read their 'contact us' submissions. Why have that fukcing option here at all, as useless as it is. They really are arrogant, incompetent f-cktards who've already ruined PJMedia.

Think about it: They can delete all the archived posts (about which there are numerous complaints on this thread), yet somehow they cannot seem to delete an existing account, nor have they contacted me (they obvisouly have my email addy). They. Don't. Care.

Seriously, that's why I'm fed up and will continue to spam threads demanding my account deletion.
1 year ago
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We now have some data:

In reference to RickMZ's comment a couple below this one. I note that I understand his feelings entirely, and am not attacking him for expressing them. However, it used to be that such language, however justified as this is, would have been moderated out of existence almost immediately. RickMZ's post has been up for over 12 hours.

We can therefore make a first order approximation:

There was some question as to whether the management of the PJ Media was hiding in their Führerbunker hoping to ride out the storm, or if they were just deliberately ignoring the comments despite the tag line on Hanscom's post:

"We’re excited about these updates and look forward to reading your comments!"

THE QUESTION HAS BEEN ANSWERED. THEY ARE DELIBERATELY IGNORING EVERYTHING THAT WE SAY.

One can make a working assumption that with the exception of BELMONT CLUB where Wretchard is there and responding; that the rest of PJ Media's writers are also ignoring all comments unless there is sign of a response from them on the site.

Kinda like trying to communicate with the New York Times or MSNBC. And the resemblance may not be accidental.

Subotai Bahadur
1 year ago
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On 20Feb, commenter `Sparklesalt' suggested how to further make PJM "exciting" = 1. bring back the `old' comments under the earlier essays
2. Allow Editing of comments
3. Number the comments or number the left-margin comments prior to replies
4. Apply a one-time date-stamp rather than this silly perpetual count-up clock
5. Don't suck so much
1 year ago
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This place is now run by arrogant c-cksuckers. I’ve asked to have my account deleted but the f-cktards in control are so very responsive to their readers. Yeah, right! I want nothing to do with this crappy place. Delete my goddamn account. You can all go f-ck yourselves!
1 year ago
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Your “exciting” updates are ruinous. Destruction is so easy, what? No thank you, sir.
1 year ago
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For ever and ever aka in perpetuity. This should equal 300. What comment fun we had.
1 year ago
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PJ Media owns this.
1 year ago
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I now understand how dupes happen. The system hung with no feedback, you hit post comment again and they dupe. How exciting and advanced. Word press is so five minutes ago, with its silly “It appears you already said that” message, why would anyone want that type of functionality?

I can feel my comment pleasure rising by the moment.

PJ Media may feel free to sublicense this comment.
1 year ago
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Follow the track back at the bottom for some amusing satire of this situation by a former writer for Pajama Media. He states he wrote over 100 articles for the site and looked forward to reading and responding to comments on items he wrote.

I understand this site has become “click merchants” and clicking once on a VDH post and once again on the view as a single page = two clicks.

If I sit still for an hour and a half and read the post and comments, it doesn’t put any additional coin in PJ Media’s pocket. I get that, but this could have been done so much better even if old comments had to be memory holed, and the lack of responsiveness is a little shocking for site that pretends to want to be an ongoing concern.
1 year ago
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Follow the track back at the bottom for some amusing satire of this situation by a former writer for Pajama Media. He states he wrote over 100 articles for the site and looked forward to reading and responding to comments on items he wrote.

I understand this site has become “click merchants” and clicking once on a VDH post and once again on the view as a single page = two clicks.

If I sit still for an hour and a half and read the post and comments, it doesn’t put any additional coin in PJ Media’s pocket. I get that, but this could have been done so much better even if old comments had to be memory holed, and the lack of responsiveness is a little shocking for site that pretends to want to be an ongoing concern.
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