New MCV site, new comments system

Michael French
New MCV site, new comments system

We want to be a vibrant forum for constructive industry debate and as such we've made some significant changes to the way our article comments system works.

Why? Because unfortunately a small minority of people abused the privilege that came with the anonymous posting opportunity our old site gave to users, spoiling the experience for everyone else.

So, from now on you need to be fully registered with us in order to post an article comment. What's more, any comment you make will be attributed to your real name for maximum transparency and accountability.

We hope the changes will encourage more thoughtful engagement between readers and in turn with our team of writers.

If you're a new user, click here to create an account with MCV and start contributing on our comments boards.

If you had an account on the old MCV site, click here to log in using the same details - depending on how complete your account info was on our old site we may ask you for a little more information to complete your profile fully before you can comment.

Or, if you had an account on the old MCV site but can't remember your login details, click here to have a reminder sent to you.

Of course, there will always be some people who try and beat the system with fake names, etc. But we'll find those users and honest, upstanding MCV readers will help us root them out too.

We have also put together the following Commenting Guidelines, which we hope will establish healthy ground rules and ensure our moderation process is transparent should we ever need to remove a post.

Please read the guidelines carefully before posting a comment:

Think Before You Post: We want to encourage intelligent conversations and debate on Also, please keep conversations relevant - we may remove off-topic discussions to keep threads on track.

Personal Attacks: These will not be tolerated, whether directed at fellow site users, MCV staff or any other individual. Anyone engaging in such behavior will be warned and, if necessary, banned from using the site.

Language & Threats: Please respect other people's viewpoints and beliefs. We will remove any content that is offensive or threatening. Anyone engaging in such behavior will be warned and, if necessary, banned from using the site.

Hate Speech: Racist, sexist and homophobic content will not be tolerated. Users engaging in such behavior will be banned from the site and, if necessary, reported to the relevant authorities.

Zero Spam Zone: Any obvious spam or posts that are clearly ads for products or services will be removed.

Help us: We monitor Comments activity on the MCV website as much as humanly possible. Sometimes we can miss things, however. If you spot something you feel is inappropriate, please notify us and we'll take appropriate action.


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Please bear with us if registration for comments is a bit slow for the next few days. Looking forward to hering from you all again!

Ben Parfitt

Ben Parfitt MCV STAFF
Jul 7th 2011 at 7:17PM

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Looking forward to posting again. Good idea with the comments overhaul.

Still the next fanboy rant will be just minutes away

Dale Thornton

Dale Thornton INDUSTRY
Jul 7th 2011 at 7:43PM

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True. But this new system gives us far more ability to deal with "repeated offenders". Hopefully we'll find the right balance.

Ben Parfitt

Ben Parfitt MCV STAFF
Jul 7th 2011 at 7:57PM

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The new site looks incredibly professional. Nice to see the comments section back and I hope that we will be able to express our views, maturely, without censorship.

Jonathan Chamberlain

Jonathan Chamberlain STUDENT
Jul 7th 2011 at 7:58PM

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The site looks brilliant.

Lee Smith

Jul 7th 2011 at 8:00PM

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Thanks folks - really appreicate that

Ben Parfitt

Ben Parfitt MCV STAFF
Jul 7th 2011 at 8:15PM

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I don't actually see how it's going to stop consumer vs trade comment battles. Unless there will be articles posted regarding trade matters locked to trade only comments I think we'll see the same comment wars as before...only the culprits will have to keep registering new accounts once they get banned. Don't get me wrong, I hope the new system is a deterrent that works, I have missed commenting on articles as much as I am sure everyone else has.

Darren Bennett

Darren Bennett INDUSTRY
Jul 8th 2011 at 8:42AM

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We now personally approve registrations so endless re-registration isn't possible. Or is at least very unlikely.

Ben Parfitt

Ben Parfitt MCV STAFF
Jul 8th 2011 at 9:18AM

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Great, glad to hear it! :D

Darren Bennett

Darren Bennett INDUSTRY
Jul 8th 2011 at 9:22AM

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Not sure if I am doing it wrong, but I can no longer sort any searches I do by date, relevance, and so on. That certainly is a step back in my humble opinion.

Armin Seuchter

Armin Seuchter STUDENT
Jul 8th 2011 at 6:56PM

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Looks good, guys!

Anthony Golden

Anthony Golden INDUSTRY
Jul 11th 2011 at 5:26PM

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Hooray, not only are comments back, but you seem to have come up with a system to weed out the useless venom that plagued the site for so long.

Fingers crossed we'll have genuine, useful comments from here on in.

Well done MCV

Chris Walton

Chris Walton INDUSTRY
Jul 13th 2011 at 12:58PM

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A welcome return, nice one guys.

Ben Cheesman

Ben Cheesman INDUSTRY
Jul 15th 2011 at 3:06PM

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