Rejoice! Comments are Back on the Phoblographer

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Hi everyone,

Today we’d like to formally announce that we’ve brought commenting back to the Phoblographer. For those of you that have been with us for a long time, we got rid of commenting a while ago because we simply wanted to move the conversations to our social pages. But more importantly, one of our competitors (and the only site that I truly consider as such) was hacked and usernames/passwords were stolen. To safeguard the community, we decided that it would be easier for us to remove them–especially with all the crazy virus scares that we had heard about during the time.

We’ve chosen a different route to commenting though. While many websites use Discus to allow folks to log in using pretty much any platform they want, we’re opting instead for Google + comments. Why? Well, we really appreciate the Google + community for starters, and we’re trying to find a way to embrace them more. So by logging in with your Gmail address or your Google + account, you can easily comment on the site. No, we’re not mining data from you and to be quite honest we have bigger fish to fry than to worry about what your password is–we’re just trying to create a better community of inspiration, learning, constructive criticism, and discussion and real events affecting the community as it shifts while maintaining complete security of the site.

Along with this, you may have noticed a slight redesign change. This is phase one what’s about to come and we think you should be as excited as we are about it. It’s been in the works for months and is fairly minor, but it will make both your mobile experience and general homepage experience much cooler.

Beyond that, as you can tell we’ve shifted in content production. We’re always going to deliver reviews to you. But we’re being more selective about our news and including more tutorials, features, and interviews in hopes that you’ll gain extra inspiration when you visit the site. Plus, we’re constantly searching for the latest and greatest deals.

And if we haven’t said it enough, we want to thank you for your continued support. We really appreciate you voting for us in our bid to win a giant $150,000 grant that will go towards contests and building the site–and despite the fact that we’ve hit the minimum number of votes we’d like to ask you to continue voting for us to see just how far we can take it. Just click here and type in The Phoblographer. Then vote.

Thank you. And we look forward to chatting with you every day.

Sincerely,

Chris Gampat

Editor in Chief