Slugger business: New events diary and the Disqus commenting system

You may have noticed a new events calendar feature on Slugger which you can access through the top and sidebars on the site. If you would like to add your own event just email us at

Providing it’s relevant, we’ll happily diarise events in NI, the Republic, Scotland, Wales, London and Brussels. Or, it it’s particularly well targeted to Slugger’s obsessive interests, even Washington DC.

We’ll prioritise independent political, cultural or educational events over pure protests (there’s always blogs for that if you feel so moved to make your case on Slugger). We’re also looking for an events editor to make sure that we keep things tidy, accurate and up to date as possible. [That’ll be you out of the running then? – Ed]. Oy!

The new commenting system

I know from anecdotal evidence that some of you have been struggling with our new outsourced commenting system, Disqus. In truth it’s not that clearly labelled but it is pretty straightforward. You can register with Disqus directly, or by using your Facebook, Twitter or Google log ins.

It’s a generally reliable system which you can use on quite a few other sites, like, The Spectator, The New Statesman and the Daily Telegraph. You can ‘follow’ other commenters and keep all of your own commenting output together off site from Slugger.

Just note that your old login no longer allows you to comment directly on Slugger, though it will come in handy if you want to write something for us at the top-end of the site. If you are interested in contributing, you can email David at

General feedback

One last thing, we are always looking for feedback and ideas about how we might improve the site. Please feel free to let us have it below, or you if you’d like to send it privately you can always email Brian at



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

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