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HuffPost Sees Mass Exodus as More Users Reject New Comment System
The Epoch Times ^ | December 15, 2013 | Zachary Stieber

Posted on 12/16/2013 2:03:47 PM PST by Svartalfiar

While there’s no way to confirm hard numbers, it seems thousands of users if not more, are leaving the Huffington Post (also known as HuffPost) and its previously robust community because of the newly introduced comment system.

The new system requires people to sign in through Facebook if they want to comment on any of the stories. It also requires Facebook verification, which requires a cell phone number.

(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: facebook; huffingtonpost; huffpo; internet; nutroots
Kinda funny, forcing them into Facebook and most of them leave :p And of course, there's plenty of complaints about all the trolls there
1 posted on 12/16/2013 2:03:47 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar

Could not have happened to a better website.


2 posted on 12/16/2013 2:08:17 PM PST by celmak (A voice from the past)
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To: Svartalfiar
It also requires Facebook verification, which requires a cell phone number.

Let me get this straight....Facefarque requires you to have a cellphone?

I know I see all these airheads frantically tapping away at their phones 24/7, but geez. I guess they know their audience?

3 posted on 12/16/2013 2:09:11 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Svartalfiar

Joining Facebook would be like a Body cavity search in the parking lot as you step from your car before you enter the mall


4 posted on 12/16/2013 2:11:21 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: doorgunner69

With a cell phone number, force fed adverts are far more obvious and effective than old style emails. A lot of peeps today literally live their life on the small screen.


5 posted on 12/16/2013 2:11:52 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: molson209
Joining Facebook would be like a Body cavity search in the parking lot as you step from your car before you enter the mall

Yes avoid social media at all costs. That's where millenials live and you don't want to interrupt their indoctrination by progressives.

6 posted on 12/16/2013 2:13:43 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Svartalfiar

But I bet they continue to defend voting without ID to the death!


7 posted on 12/16/2013 2:14:00 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: Svartalfiar

That will screen out privacy advocates, for sure. Sort of narrows the focus a bit.


8 posted on 12/16/2013 2:14:01 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Svartalfiar

They didn’t want to leave any breadcrumbs to track them down when they troll.


9 posted on 12/16/2013 2:14:11 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Svartalfiar

turn the lights on and the cockroaches run!


10 posted on 12/16/2013 2:14:42 PM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: Svartalfiar

11 posted on 12/16/2013 2:18:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Svartalfiar

Newsbusters does this too. I quit posting there.


12 posted on 12/16/2013 2:19:06 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: Svartalfiar

That is funny. Huff Post has paranoid left wingers as its base. Imagine requiring these lunatics to identify themselves before they post. Policy will soon be discontinued.


13 posted on 12/16/2013 2:19:09 PM PST by allendale
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To: BCW

uh... who here would continue posting if they were traceable by any leftist out there?


14 posted on 12/16/2013 2:20:12 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: doorgunner69

I believe that a cell phone number is not required to sign up for Facebook, but they will sometimes require one for verification, primarily (I understand) to detect phony accounts who are suspected of liking for money or whatever.


15 posted on 12/16/2013 2:20:23 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Svartalfiar

up until a week ago I was going on HP to basically post headlines of news stories that HP did not (would not) post. It was entertaining for me to see the vitriolic comments posted in response to the mere presentation of FACT.
That was when I could use a phoney email.
I’ll have to get those jollies elsewhere somehow now.


16 posted on 12/16/2013 2:21:31 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: MrB

I assume anybody posting on FR is totally known to the regime.
I’d be shocked otherwise.


17 posted on 12/16/2013 2:21:40 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Svartalfiar

Several online news sites have converted to Facebook member comments. Can’t think of the last time someone commented in the local rag. Crickets.


18 posted on 12/16/2013 2:23:07 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: dontreadthis

Not difficult to set up a bogus FB account.

(It’s great for receiving messages from folks like Palin, Cruz, and Cain, and you can educate millenials at the same time).

Don’t ask me how I know this...


19 posted on 12/16/2013 2:23:21 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Svartalfiar

Can I use MySpace?
(Hee-hee! I’m not there either.)


20 posted on 12/16/2013 2:26:23 PM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: doorgunner69

phone 111-555-1212


21 posted on 12/16/2013 2:31:00 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Svartalfiar
I'm proud to say I'm one of the trolls there. I love to push the buttons of the radical liberals there.

“Soni said about 75 percent of comments are rejected because they contain “unpublishable levels of vitriol.”

That quote is crap and he knows it. Their legions of censors delete posts from the more conservative of us on a regular basis.

They allow their liberal posters to spew as the please, using catchphrases such as monkey-Bush, Bush-Hitler, Teabagger, ect. If a conservative uses any thing to put their messiah, the man behind the curtain, the Great and Wonderful OZbama (I would be deleted for that), in a bad light you get the boot. Any derivative of Liberal like libnut, libtard, Dimocrap, ect, is booted. Republicants, Repugnicans, all good. Obumble, Odumble, booted.

No matter what spin they put on it, Huff-N-Puff, as I refer to it, is an extremely radical liberal ultra-left leaning site, permeated with a wide range of America haters who live in a universe totally bereft of commonsense.

All in all I love to go there just to confront their unbelievable naivety with facts and proof. It really confuses then and sometimes a head might explode. It's fun.

22 posted on 12/16/2013 2:33:26 PM PST by jumperbones (The memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime.)
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To: doorgunner69
Let me get this straight....Facefarque requires you to have a cellphone?

They sometimes require a "mobile" phone number to send a verification code to. But it doesn't really have to be a mobile number, any real number you have access to will do.

23 posted on 12/16/2013 2:40:36 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: 1raider1

There may have been an attempt st Newsbusters to use facebook for posting but there comments are now Disqus.


24 posted on 12/16/2013 2:47:10 PM PST by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: rocksblues

What is DisQus (yes I’m a tech troglodyte)


25 posted on 12/16/2013 2:48:04 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Svartalfiar

I hope they can kill it off, then they can all invade and kill of Salon and Slate.


26 posted on 12/16/2013 2:49:00 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nascarnation

You have an ISP? You have no cover.


27 posted on 12/16/2013 2:49:57 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

I’m fearless.
Old, armed to the teeth, with nothing to lose LOL.


28 posted on 12/16/2013 2:51:12 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation

As far as I know, it’s something that won’t load on an smartphone... :)


29 posted on 12/16/2013 2:51:27 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Svartalfiar
Well, perhaps that they assume that all the trolls are not fellow-travelers, so getting rid of the leaves just the choir to preach to, and get all the names of the gullible social media types to sell the info to boiler room operations and the DNC.

This way, it's 1968 all over, and they can say "I don't know any one who didn't vote Dim".

30 posted on 12/16/2013 2:58:33 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

PUFFINGTON HOST doesn’t suck much, they also will ban you in an instant if your critical of one of the leftist freaks writing a BS story. Par for the course for the frauds on the left.


31 posted on 12/16/2013 3:04:14 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: spawn44; All
This story is 100% wrong. You do NOT have to go through Facebook to post on the HuffPo.

However, you MUST have signed up for Obamacare before you can post. That's the reason for the mass exodus..

32 posted on 12/16/2013 3:06:56 PM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: GreyFriar
phone 111-555-1212

867-5309

33 posted on 12/16/2013 3:16:17 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: nascarnation
Quite a few online communities use Disqus.

From there website.

Disqus is a free service that enables great online communities. As the web’s most popular discussion system, Disqus is used by millions of websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable. Our magic is in connecting people to stuff worth talking about.

34 posted on 12/16/2013 3:52:01 PM PST by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: rocksblues

Thanks. Had never seen it.


35 posted on 12/16/2013 3:53:56 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation
I despise having to see my AOL welcome screen filled with Huffpo crapola.
36 posted on 12/16/2013 4:13:28 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: nascarnation

Just so there’s no mistake — I love Big Brother.


37 posted on 12/16/2013 4:15:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Svartalfiar

I have some posters mention doing something similar here on FR. I hope it never happens.


38 posted on 12/16/2013 4:19:17 PM PST by rawhide
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To: nascarnation

Web sites outsource the commenting function to Disqus.

Similarly, they outsource the login process to Facebook.


39 posted on 12/16/2013 4:24:47 PM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'than' and 'then.' Their so stupid...)
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To: BenLurkin

“Just so there’s no mistake — I love Big Brother.”

:-)


40 posted on 12/16/2013 4:44:00 PM PST by expat1000
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It comes out that the government is spying on people on FB. Now other sites are requiring FB accounts. All the volunteers need to get in line. The railroad car will be here soon.


41 posted on 12/16/2013 6:14:40 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Svartalfiar

Gannett did the same thing with the reional newspaper here. Monday morning, looking to make comments... nope! The newspaper demanded that I create a Facebook account, to read the comments.

Here’s the kicker. My published article showed on the Saturday before that Monday! I could not go see if folks had placed comments at my own published article, without the creation of a Facebook page.

I informed the Features Editor, that this new system, locked me out of my own article. As to her response, I refused the rights to any of my articles, withdrew any future articles that I WAS going to submit, and of course, gave her directions how to get there.

And in the time since, the CIA has admitted, that it was THEY who devised Facebook!!


42 posted on 12/16/2013 6:23:48 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The new system requires people to sign in through Facebook if they want to comment on any of the stories. It also requires Facebook verification, which requires a cell phone number.

Thanks Svartalfiar.


43 posted on 12/16/2013 7:35:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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The new system requires people to sign in through Facebook if they want to comment on any of the stories.

Our local Gannett newsrag did that a couple of years ago. The kinds of opinion columns and letters to the editor that used to get hundreds of responses in the online forum now get a dozen or so, and those which garnered dozens in the past get a few or none. Says something about FB.

44 posted on 12/17/2013 12:43:19 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: nascarnation
What is DisQus

I'm not sure, but I am one! A couple of sites I visit use it and I signed on so long ago I forget why.

45 posted on 12/17/2013 12:48:05 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Svartalfiar

“Exodus...movement of blah people...”


46 posted on 12/17/2013 12:49:00 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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