Update 3 (July 4 / 11:00 a.m.): We’re still working out some kinks, guys. A lot of the older comments have reappeared, but there appears to have been an error in the sync as comments on recent posts are still zero. I’m on a sort of vacation this week and am working as much as I can, given the circumstances, to get everything in not-terrible order. Once again, sorry for the inconvenience.
Update 2: A few words. First off, sorry this has been such a bumpy transition. That’s not what I planned, and as it turns, migrating to a new comment system is a big deal. Two, it looks like Disqus won’t allow us to use Gematsu accounts exclusively, so while we encourage those of you with Gematsu accounts to log in and continue using the accounts you’ve been using, those with Disqus, Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus accounts can also comment. Three, the 46,000 older comments are still importing. According to Disqus, the process shouldn’t take over 24 hours, so if anything, they should all be back by some point tomorrow.
Once again, sorry for the bumpy ride. I hope everyone’s enjoying the commenting system so far.
Update: If you would all be so polite as not to comment as we integrate our accounts into the Disqus system, that’d be great. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Original (July 2 / 2:08 p.m.): Within the next few hours, our comments system will be replaced with Disqus.
What is Disqus, you ask? Only a far better option for user discussion. Why? Because it offers the features a community needs: 1) you can follow others’ comments, 2) you can up- and down-vote comments, 3) you can flag inappropriate comments, and 4) comments are updated in real-time. (That means you can talk to others in posts with live stream embeds without having to refresh the page. How exciting!)
Best of all, not a single user on this site will have to register for another account. You will continue to use your Gematsu account with our new comment system. And if you so choose, you can integrate it with your Disqus account.
In order to get Disqus working on the site, I’ll first need to import our some 46,000 comments into its system. You may see your current comments disappear in the process, but relax and fear not that all will return once integration is complete.
In more comment-related news, Zero and FaithlessMr, whom I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of around the site, will be enacted as moderators. That said, watch yourself for comments others may consider offensive. Don’t call each other names, or any of that. I’ve seen an increase in rudeness throughout the comments lately and am not happy with how some of our members have been acting. Keep everything civil and thoughtful.
Without further ado, Zero and Faithless have shared their own messages:
“Thanks to Sal for considering me for this position. I look forward to working with FaithlessMr to help make browsing the comments on Gematsu a more pleasant experience. I will do my best to watch over the comments and moderate only when necessary. Let’s all work together to make the Gematsu community even better!”
“It is with great pleasure that I accept the position as a moderator here in Gematsu. I have been closely following this website and its community for a while now, actively posting and interacting with what I believe to be one of the most interesting and friendly communities on the internet, and as such, it is a joyful occasion for me to be able to give something back to the website, and to all of you. I shall strive for perfection, helping with whatever I can to make this community even better than it already is. Thanks everyone!”
And now, I ask that you wait for our new commenting system.