New commenting system

At last after donations from a number of kind and generous readers, followed by a near record upgrade (it took 41 hours and 23 minutes to effect – Slugger has to be one of the largest sites of its type) and finally some teething difficulties, we now have the new comments facility from Movable Type.

The new system allows reader to comment in one of two ways: registered or unregistered. The main difference is that if you register with Typekey your responses will go up on to the site immediately (though at time of writing we are trying to get rid of a non substantial error message that appears after posting). We will not see the details you give to Typekey. So if you choose, you can remain annonymous.

If you don’t register, then your post will get up there as and when I or one of our too small band of moderators can find the time to let it through.

But please note, in the case of weekends this may be two days, or in the case of holidays a week or even a fortnight. Says he after two gruelling days of ticking every single comment that’s come in.


A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.