Commenting system change…

After months of waiting, we are finally going to dump typekey. We have something like 600 people registered through TK, only a small number of whom have had the patience and perserverance to get through all the obstacles necessar to actually comment. This should do away with the ‘walled garden’ effect we’ve had. I would appeal to all the old stagers here to lead by example and try keep the game as clean as we are accustomed to. Please bear with us over any teeth problems. We’ll try to help as quickly as we can!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty