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Important Admin Note: Comment System Change Coming Soon

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As regular readers of NB know, the site's notoriety and audience has grown over time. This has been a blessing in terms of influence but also a curse to our servers. To keep things faster, we are going to be moving soon to a new commenting system which will make for some important differences when it comes to commenting on NB.

One of the things this will mean is no more need to be logged in to NB to make a comment. That's because our comments will be stored on an external server operated by Disqus, making our servers be focused solely on processing page requests. If you are a regular NB commenter, you need to read this post.

There are several advantages to the switchover which you will immediately notice:

  1. No more need to have separate accounts/passwords for NB if you already have one on Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, or Yahoo mail.
  2. Your comment will post instantaneously and you will have fewer duplicate comments.
  3. You'll be able to subscribe via email to any comment thread you choose. When you do so, you'll be sent emails whenever someone replies to a comment that you are tracking.
  4. NewsBusters will load and operate much quicker
  5. Tracking the previous comments of a user will become much more quicker and also allow you to see a person's comments on any site that uses Disqus
  6. All of the old comments using our current commenting system will be preserved

There are a few disadvantages however:

  1. You will have to register for an account again at (or reuse a Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, or Google account), your old NB account will not be able to be used for commenting
  2. Disqus does not currently support comment signatures (those lines of text that some people have on all of their comments)
  3. In order to use the Forums feature, you will need to have a NewsBusters account and be logged into it
  4. In order to use the Private Message feature of NB, you will need to have a NewsBusters account and be logged into it

With all of the above being said, we are considering a few alternatives:

  1. Making all NB user accounts deactivated once the switchover has been completed and disabling new registrations
  2. Disabling new account registration but allowing existing registered users to continue to access their archived messages or post forum topics
  3. Allowing new user registrations but making it a small, one-time fee to be given forum and private messaging privileges. Existing users would be allowed to do post forum topics and send private messages.
  4. Some combination of the three

What do you think? Tell us in the comments for this blog post and let us know what your preferences are.. Do you find the private messages and forum posting feature to be valuable enough that we should allow them to continue? Or could people just as well communicate via other means?


#1 What?

This is confusing - perhaps we'll have to take Nancy Pelosi's advice to "pass the bill to see what's in it".

When is it to take place?

CLIMATEGATE (now I & II plus FAKEGATE) - the revelation that the pseudo-scientists at East Anglia University know just as much about the atmosphere as Harvard law professors know about the Constitution

#2 For an example

Please see NB's sister site and check out the comments on the stories over there.

The only thing different that we will be doing from CNSNews is that we will not allow anonymous commenters after a month or so on the new system. Over there, you can post comments w/o being registered anywhere.

#3 ultimately....

the best way to do all this was to allow posts without registration, but to monitor them carefully. Registration with one site was also okay. But the current trend toward one discusssion site center or another keeping all your comments in perpetuity is a violation of privacy and the dignity of human opinion. it also means an additional email account for the sole purpose of commenting in order to avoid posters "answering" your comments (sending you emails where they want to further insult your views). A shame. What hast Google wrought. Perhaps they weren't the first; it could be that it only SEEMS that way.

#4 While I'm not a 'frequent'

While I'm not a 'frequent' commenter, I will cease commenting. Your post says it a lot better than I could. Sounds like another version of the Google 'privacy' policy boondoggle.

CNN, the Clinton News Network---Bill decides; Hill reports

#5 I, also, will probably quit

I, also, will probably quit commenting. I'm not registered on any other national site other than Newsbusters for those very privacy reasons.

Didn't win the Medal of Honor? Didn't even serve? Then lie about it. We'll support you." — 9th Circuit Court

#6 Don't give up..

go to yahoo and obtain an email adress using annonymized data(allowed) and use that to set up your new Disqus account. No promises on receiving your NB username, although the unusual NB usernames may be available.

" Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are benificent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. Justice Louis Brandeis

#7 NewsBusters Changes & CNSNews

1) Please do not charge a fee. I have no income. Millions have very tight finances. Please no fees.
2) CNSNews - Great site. However, why use AP news stories? Especially as is? Some of them on the site are slanted, smearing on Conservatives, Repubs & Christians because I disagree with a position, but they are just liberal-slanted. Please don't copy & paste AP articles. They are not unbiased & they are liberal, and it shows. I can go to the regular liberal media sites if I want that. I go to CNSNews for a DIFFERENCE & not to be fed the same AP distortions. Certainly not all of the AP articles are bad, but some of them on CNSNews are bad.If you use them, please please seriously consider adopting AP stories, but doing further work, and corrections to the slants & distortions.


... Don't Fix It !!!!!

- Grump :o)

"I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question." - Yogi Berra, (Baseball Great and Philosopher)

#9 There is a problem

Server storage costs money. And NB isn't exactly rolling in dough.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#10 Denny Crane

Agreed. I wish I *could* help.

I am primarily a sweeper {I enter sweepstakes online} and I gave what I had in my paypal account to the sweepstakes site I belong to, then I lost my info for PAYPAL, so I have no way of paying NB :-<

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

#11 Grumpy in Arizona

That sounds familiar - I heard it when I was in the SEABEES!

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

#12 ~Just posted my first Disqus comment

on this site..
..because when I was reading the story I saw that I was already logged in to comment. (note to self, remember to log out of Disqus)
Y'all will be happy to know that I was able to post a link in my comment with no problem.

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#13 CLX5!!!!!

Congrats, and what is your disqus name? I have my original name that the cool people know. ;-)

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#14 ~I see you already found me there, darling!


Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#15 What the heck is this

"Cool People" thing!

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#16 A "Cool" person

is anyone who is not a troll or a liberal.

Proud member of the 53%!

#17 How hard will it be to regain

How hard will it be to regain our usernames?

#18 It's simple

to get your username at In fact, you can sign up for it now if you'd like.

Or you could log in to post comments on NB via any of the accounts I mentioned above if you have them already.

#19 Disqus seems to have a bug if

Disqus seems to have a bug if you just want to create a commenter account. Keeps bringing me back to register a website.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#20 I had to switch over

to Disqus when the Breitbart sites relaunched recently. It isn't the best of systems, but a lot of sites seem to be using it.

President Obama is a Muslim (from his own lips), Kenyan (read it from his publicist) a homosexual (read it on a news magazine cover) and a Socialist (I'm alive and can see it for myself)

#21 Ditto, Scoob....

Same thing happened to me.
I don't want to have to log in with a FB account; I just deactivated mine; and I don't like linking w. Twitter either.
I'm getting a bad feeling about this......

#22 Ignore the website information

You can sign up at Disqus without putting in a webpage url. Just put in your username, password, and email address. Make sure you go to your email and verify that you signed up. It's easy, once I figured it out, so it's not really easy....hehe.

This is going to totally change the nature of NewsBusters.  This has been a unique website that has been quoted on cable television for their wonderful blog entries and articles.  After connecting with Disqus, I fear that NB may just become a face in the crowd and lose their uniqueness.  It's sad, but I guess nothing lasts forever.  I hope a lot of thought was put into this.


"You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas...on the taxpayer’s dime." Barack Obama

#23 Kingfish

You should have written the instructions. Thanks. Or at least I think so. Still not sure how this is going to work. Hey can somebody swipe Jer's name . HAHAHA
"Don't let the bastards grind you down.


#24 Maybe I am a doofus, but. . . . . .

When I try to register at Disqus it wants me to list my Site url, Site name, etc. Huh? I would like to have a way to leave comments and not expose my e-mail, etc.

If I click on the link (at Disqus) to create a commenter account, it takes me right back to the Site registration page.

I don't want to put my Yahoo, Gmail or other account out there.

I use a fake name on FB, and only a few friends know it.

I don't want my real name out there on Al Gore's Interwebs because there really are crazy people around.

Any other options?

Americans keeping their own earnings is a Civil Right! Demand your Civil Rights!

#25 I hear that, DFTT

That's why I don't have a FB, Yahoo or g-mail account.

#26 NO!!!!!!!

I cannot state strongly enough how much I hate all these changes I just read about -- I don't totally get "the fine print" of it all (which I'm a stickler for), but I get the overall concept enough, and it sounds like a really bad idea!!!

I am very selective on Web registering. I honestly do not think I will register anywhere else to be able to post on NB. I do not use Facebook or have any of those other accounts, nor do I totally trust the concept of signing up on another site to be commenting on this site. I'm overly cautious on that kind of thing -- just my nature.

This seems weird! Am I getting this right? If so, I am so sad. If this goes through, I don't think ya'll will see Georgia Girl commenting on here anymore, and I would so miss that. :(

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#27 I don't use social media sites for a reason...

I don't like people watching me. I don't like people following me. I don't care if you are Joe Schmoe or the Grover Government, I remain out of site for a reason!

I showed my youngest child just how much I could find out about him from two postings he made on a forum. Within minutes I could nail down from which house, mine or my parents that he made the posts from. I was then able to track his IP for that session and find all 5 web sites he was posting on that day. The scary part is that was just using Google!

I showed him that if I were a child molester I would know where he lived and could follow him everywhere he went! He has decided that forums are not that fun anymore...

Now you want us to unzip our pants and slap Mr. Happy out there for everyone to see and fondle?

When the Demon-crats come for us you sure will hate this choice later! They will have all of your writings to accuse you and your head will be put on that wood block and the French Hair Cut will be swift!

Think about it! You are laying a foundation from which you can not divorce yourself!

This will be like that night your drunk girlfriend posted a naked picture back in 1990 to your Compuserve account and you can still Google it to this day! The Internet never forgets! Mark my words, you all are exposed if you do this!


#28 Now I know what this is all about!

This is really the Meat Packing Industry trying to find out who I am, isn't it? My negative posts about Ammonia Treated Meat By-Product means they have put out a hit on me, haven't they?!

I just love my pink slime! What a delicious topic to debate! I'm glad I could serve it up one more time for everyone to enjoy! :p


#29 Sure will miss you

: [

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#30 Why, oh why they keep moving the goalposts? This tears it...I am officially an old fart!


"What a revoltin' development this is!"

Chester Riley

#31 That's the admin/mod registration page.

You can always set-up a dummy Twitter or Yahoo account specifically for registering for sites like this. Or most internet providers give you several e-mail addresses when you sign up. If you have any spare ones you can use one of those.

#32 You don't have to link it.

And just having the account doesn't share your email with anyone else. If someone replies to your comment, then disqus sends an email to you telling you what they said. You can also turn off that option or turn on the option to see every comment made on a thread. (annoying if it's popular, you can get 20 or 100 emails in a day if Jer is arguing with someone.)

I guess I'm going to have to start posting under my old user name. For those that know!

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#33 I think the PM and Forum features are definitely worth keeping

LOL - As for the, um, fee, can't we get some Obamabucks to cover that?

I don't know, as big changes around here are not a little scary.


Vote for the American in November

#34 You may want to pin this at

You may want to pin this at the top of the story list for a while.

#35 Wow

Is it going to change the formatting of the replies (indenting, etc)?

Because of all the sites on the intertubes, I think NB has the best reply features around.

#36 Ditto Blonde*

With the unique comment section at NB, you can actually have a conversation between posters. No other site is like this one. Will be sad to lose that. But lots of other sites do have that "like" button. That may eliminate a lot of comments...;-)

#37 Yep Blonde,

Best part of NB's is communications. We can ask and answer in the same spot. Rare, and I pray it's not lost.

I sure would miss ya'll

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#38 Caj~

Would you pls. check your PMs ASAP?

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#39 Caj~

Would you pls. check your PMs ASAP?

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#40 I agree

I signed up for the disqus , but I agree that this site was the most user friendly to use, hope we can say the same in a couple of months.
"Don't let the bastards grind you down."


#41 some problem with disqus you will see here

if you get approx 10 replies to a comment it formats it to a 2 letter wide vertical stripe.

when disqus does not reslove, as it often does, page load freezes and no comments can be made/read.

really the present setup works well, could always just use the fb/twitter apps and stay as it is w/o disqus and ask for more donations for load balance/sql server for comments.

#42 Disqus and NB both do threading the same

The only reason you don't see comment reply chains get really narrow over here is that we have a unique page template which expands to fill your browser window.

Most sites don't have that design feature and that is the source of the really narrow comment bubbles, not Disqus.

#43 ok

that will help.

#44 Matthew... In addition to Blonde's question, will we be able

to re-edit or delete a post, as we can do now?

#45 Yes to re-edit


It is certainly possible to edit comments on Disqus.

#46 octavioj....Thanks. That's good news


#47 Re-editing is important to me

As most of my first try's aint coherent!

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#48 I think it's the same as here.

You can edit until someone replies, and that should lock it in.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#49 Oh Lord

this is bad news for the techno dork that is me.

#50 See!

Told ya' we need a "like" button...;-)

#51 Who owns Disqus

It seems like all comments are now collected at Disqus. Who owns and operates it?


#52 ➚ I just wish

I just wish reply default was rich-text mode.

#53 Amen to that, Mr. President.

Amen to that, Mr. President.

Didn't win the Medal of Honor? Didn't even serve? Then lie about it. We'll support you." — 9th Circuit Court

#54 I don't like Disqus, it is

I don't like Disqus, it is also not supported by Smartphones, at least the ones I use, IPhone and HTC Evo.

Foxnews and other websites use Disqus and whever I load them up via my smartphones, I can never see the comments section.

Also, at least with other websites that have Disqus, it is hard to find your last comment.

and great quesiton, who owns and operates Disqus?

As someone said already, Disqus is also very slow and it constantly freezes.

#55 Disqus does work on mobile now

It didn't used to but it does now.

#56 Including Blackberry?

because at this moment, Discus won't load the comments from Fox Nation or Twitchy. Maybe a BB OS update is in my future.

#57 I know several work sites that block disqus

I know several places that block disqus, including where I am now, so I guess my commenting will be gone.

For proof this is what I get if I go there right now:

Your request was denied because of its content categorization: "Dating/Social"

USWA 25 years. Never voted for a Democrat yet.

#58 Foxnation loaded comments

I just went there on my iphone and it loaded the comments just fine.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#59 Who owns Disqus

Disqus is a privately-held, venture-backed company

I'm not paying $99 to find out anything more than that!

#60 Count me out!

I don't use any of these (, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, or Google account). And I don't intend on signing up for any of them. Privacy issues abound, and I am concerned with security, plus, as we've seen time and again, all of the above are anti-conservative. I do not want any part of any of them.

And I may be mistaken, but I don't think you can re-edit your post.

So this is my swan song. Best of luck to you all in November. I'll be cheering from the sidelines, but I am not optimistic.

#61 you can edit

cannot delete though

#62 Swan song?

Well, crap - you, and the others who may be 'leaving', will be missed!! That's one of the changes that sucks, bigtime!

nana b

#63 users here...

You will have to register for an account again at (or reuse a Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, or Google account), your old NB account will not be able to be used for commenting


 Could be an Oklahoma style user name land grab.

When exactly are you going to "cut the ribbon"... and let all of us scramble to (allegedly) bag our user name. Or in Deddy's case many of them...

Good thing the new page looks like this page comment section, (scroll quickly)...  with a few extra features...

I will miss the tag line feature....
Guess I could utilize my twitter account with them links...

Matthew Sheffield : I hope this move is a big plus for you and a reward for all your hard work. I thank you for all your hard work over the years....gulp.....lots of years.

#64 ➚ If I can't be Cool Arrow . . .

Can I be Popular Tech?

#65 OMO

Please, No!

#66 I prefer you to be Jer.

I prefer you to be Jer.

#67 To late I bagged those names already...

Bidding starts in a few days...
( did think of Pop tech, would be fun to bag lol)

#68 ➚ Good News

I Gotta Be Meeeeee

Cool_Arrow will ride.

#69 Let Jer

be Jer.


#70 ➚ Jer is prudence

Good idea

#71 Too late Jer

Unless this is you.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#72 Great. Not only has the impostor stolen my name,

he's a lousy speller, too!


#73 ➚ Take him to court, Jer

Is Judge Wapner still around?

#74 I could make some

Suggestions for a new alias

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#75 We're doomed

The great NB makeover part deaux. : (

_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#76 Change is hard for us old folks

As I'm very tech/computer challenged I reckon that will be it for me. Well, I'll keep reading you all anyway.

nana b

#77 I am confused...i will use first class mail via the USPS OR

carrier pigeons !!!

Paarl of Rhodesia


#78 *new New Comments and Forum History

Will we be able to see which comments are new me and queue me to that location since the last time I checked a thread? It is a nice feature on the current site.

Any way to archive the forum discussions? A while back the collective NB brain did some nice work on healthcare issues.

"Fighters are fun but bombers make policy"

#79 Yea Buff, and the great tracking feature, gotta suck bandwidth.

And are for sure going..... Aloha....
I have posted over on some sites that post 50 threads a day with hundreds of comments per thread, my one or two posts just disappear into all the internet noise....

Sure pop every thread open and use the "find" function, lots of work....

The new option is to have your email hammered with notifications of posts.

The way it looks so far, is that all the stuff, here on NB Forums will be saved....however all future commenting will be closed.
Look around at all of this, the late great NB.. soon it will be a Museum...collecting dust.

#80 Site is already crawling with trolls.

It used to take two weeks for a troll to open an account and post. Not a big barrier but since these people aren't that smart, have a limited ability to focus, ain't all that patient, and generally are off to something new every 5 minutes, at least it was some kind of barrier.

Now there is nothing stopping them from making a drive-by insult and moving on.

Not to defend Disqus or nothing, but your comments and their responses can be checked using the dashboard at disqus.

#81 Comment directly to your post only, is trackable..

If for some reason someone mentions your username some where else, it must be the EXACT LETTERING or forget about it. ...
Only if you set, that option, in the disqus site...
The lovely option of NB *new...find... sort of tracking is useless.
Brent must be proud...
The solution to NB posters is dilution.

#82 Hmmmm, maybe I should look at

Hmmmm, maybe I should look at saving the Healthcare Forum for future use.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#83 will disqus moderation be in play?

or will all moderation (re: keywords) be done off disqus system?

#84 Color me gone too! Removing NB from my favorites.

Color me gone too! Removing NB from my favorites. Good luck and God Bless!


#85 Bodini.....Hope you reconsider. The proposed changes must have

some major benefits. Otherwise, why would Matthew consider them?

#86 Yes the benefits are quite great

in terms of the speed. When we're under a Drudge link you'll still get a speedy site for posting comments and reading it, too.

#87 That's all fine and dandy Matthew...

But one of the most liked functions of the soon-to-missed FB features was to track when new posts were made in a thread we commented in, (wow, that was a messed up sentence!) Trying to remember how long ago your last post was and then slog through all the comment (nasty trolls and all) is a pain, to say the least. Wish we could incorporate the NB style tracking in Dis-cuss, would be something anyway...

And one more nit to pick... we always came through when y'all needed funds to upgrade and such and were glad to do so, always made your target (some of us a little bit, others more), but, when the decision was made to move us over to everybody-else-land we had zero say, just a done deal. I don't get why we didn't at least get some input on the idea ahead of time. Just my puny 2 cents...  

Still love NB and respect y'all for the good job, it's just frustrating to see such a unique site go all "Us too!"  sigh...

_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#88 You are right Rukus.

This isn't the site I signed up with. I may consider dropping it and see whats out there. I remember the nights of the live blogs , like the recall in Wisconsin. I guess that will be gone too. Something that worked well has now been put on the same level as any 2nd rate website. The sense of community with other NB'ers including Jer made it interesting to keep coming back. Maybe I'll adjust to this disqus disconnect but the years of the old NB were great and will be missed.
"Don't let the bastards grind you down."


#89 I agree, Red..

NB employed a unique format which accommodated serious discussions, lively banter, and the stand-alone essay as well. I fear Disqus, despite its benefits, will be much less versatile and prove far less interesting.


#90 Jer....I may have difficulty finding you with DISQUS, so let me

wish you all the best. It was really a pleasure conversing with you all these years.

rush fan

#91 Same to you, my friend.

Sending you brief PM.


#92 Matthew Sheffield, does DISQUS limits replys on threads?

As of today It looks like DISQUS is the only format, from now on...
Sad to see the much better style (your style) of posting go PooF...
DISQUS has blocked me from replying to 2 trolls, on 2 separate threads, of course they have the final word... no swear words were used...?

#93 Which threads, upc?

Disqus was a bit "sticky" a couple of times today.


#94 Sorry J...

Disqus sucks! We have trolls out the azz and no way to track. The awesome NB tracking is gonna be gone, sad. Sad to see such a a good, UNIQUE site go over to the me-too crowd... I'm sad : (

_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#95 Here's a thought

Newsbusters doesn't exist for the 30 or so community posters. It's an arm of a greater organization and you are irrelevant. Ad hits count. Drudge links count when they introduce 800 unique commenters to the site, despite the locals having their personal conversations interrupted. Comments don't pay Noel's salary.

#96 Do not reply to trolls*

Especially since they were never a part of the 30 or so community posters.

#97 Or even the

500 or so.

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#98 cajun...will you [or anyone] point out examples of this supposed

invasion by throngs of [presumably liberal] Disqus trolls? I've looked over a bunch of threads and just don't see it. A handful...yes, but far outweighed by conservative newcomers. Admittedly I haven't reviewed every thread, so I may very well have missed the instances which have raised concerns.



#99 I count 6 or 7, currently

Depending who were talking about.

: ] see smile face

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#100 And while you are at it caj, see if you can find any ---

examples of Democrat Jer disagreeing with 99.999% of any comments posted by a conservative.

Might be hard to find, eh?

Hahahahaha.  (Not sarc.)


"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#101 That aint fair Matt,

I seen Jer agree with Morning Joe. And he hates Malloy.

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#102 Boudin ---

That's why I didn't flag Jer with a  figure of 100%.

Even a blind squirrel, as the saying goes.  :o)


"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#103 Good call,

Even though, 99.999 does seem a little low.

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#104 Jer*

The George Lopez thread was an example. Our mods spent a lot of time cleaning up the vile mess dropped on the upstairs. Since then, other threads are not so bad and some of the newbies, even libs, some are willing to discuss issues. The majority however, just tend to spew lib talking points, myths and lies. Those posters, I'm fairly sure, are the ones you missed.

I will try to keep you on the alert or buy you some new glasses.with objective lenses...;-)

#105 Thanks, cajun...

Maybe the lib trolls can learn from conservative members who, of course, would (almost) never stoop to repeating talking points, propagating myths or posting prevarications. But to address those extremely rare occasions where such behavior does occur is the reason I possess not only objective lenses, but corrective lenses as well. ;-)


#106 Jer

Next time there's a notice about an article being linked to Drudge, check out that thread really fast. Your eyes will pop.

Proud member of the 53%!

#107 Will do, Rad...

and will take necessary precautions.


#108 Hey Jer*

What is your disqus post name?

#109 NB's Jer

I seen it,

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#110 Hmm---

Wonder what the "NB" stands for?


"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#111 I been wondering that


NoBoma maybe?

Nah, that cant be it.

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#112 Jer_NB, cajun...

Very clever, huh?

I didn't want to disappoint all of the past and future posters who have and will nail me with the hilarious and brilliant Jer(k) play on my name.


#113 Got it Jer*

LOL...I've been looking for AlleyOop

#114 ooozies...I met Noel, There is a LOT more to Noel than NB..

Try again DUD
FYI over 105,000 users have come and gone in here NB zone... in the last 7 years.

#115 LOL, link or slink...

Just in time as the favorite NB  format goes POOF...timing is everything.

This one, below is the one that caught my attention. I didn't use any  cuss words?

DISQUS is fully locking me out, to replying, to trolls (WTF why on earth do trolls, get the last STINKING comment?!?)..

So complaint so Squishy PC Disqus....I can post 2,000 comments down thread  if I wish.

Now I get pop up windows, before posting.... Are you having problems with formatting.....NO   Are you finding difficulty in linking ....NO

EDIT ANOTHER ONE I CANT REPLY TO CAJUN-2 COMMENT.....Hey ups...When conservatives here at NB see vile, vulgar, and insulting posts, we flag.  When liberals see facts and truth they cannot dispute, they flag.
Be proud, you spoke troof!

Read more:

#116 Well that sucks,

And if this continues, so will NB's.

Good grief folks, dont give it to the libs!

Edit: Wont let me reply on that thread either.

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#118 Look and see if comments are closed

I don't know what the criteria is for closing Disqus comments is, but it's happened a few times, causing the damn trolls to get the last word on me too!!! :/

"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders". - Ted Nugent

#119 R-1 What I found is that you can post on the thread,

However you can not reply, to the person that had the last comment...Looks like a troll gaming disqus...Troll posts crap, commenting to your post, then flags you... then the reply button is non-functioning. Disqus still gets the volume numbers, because you can still post, a thousand comments down the thread.

#120 Ah, gotcha

Well trolls know how to game the system. All that time in momma's basement put to good use and all. :(

"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders". - Ted Nugent

#121 Hater and his pack of dateless trolls

No doubt they've been waiting for a time like this. And its not like any of them have wives or girlfriends to distract them from their efforts to disrupt things here.

#122 J,

Every time I load a page with a lot of Disqus comments, it wacks out my machine and my hard drive goes nuts.


Vote for the American in November

#123 Will we be able to keep our

Will we be able to keep our current user names? Or will we have to use our name from Facebook or Twitter?

I know we complain, but a lot of us may soon be singing "You don't know what you've got until you lose it....."

Not looking forward to this.

#124 motherbelt....I just signed up at DISQUS, and created a user ID

of Rush_Fan (It doesn't permit spaces). I would suggest you sign up quickly as well, before someone takes motherbelt. :-)


#125 Yes mb only if you hurry, lol...

I'm on that site now, left a test post somewhere, on some random thread.

You need to find an active thread... like this one.

scrool up! to find a comment box enter some words like ...thread test.... Then sign up... as a new poster.

If you go to their  "sign up" zone good luck, lol

#126 I just signed up...WITH my NB Screen name

Just did it.......whew!!! And it worked!!

"A nation can suffer it's fool's, but cannot survive the traitor"


#127 In all likelihood, yes

You can sign up for it on right now if you want to preserve your name.

What we'll do before the switchover is create a reference page where anyone who wants to can tell others if they are going to have a new user name.

This page will stay open to comments so that if you change your name to a different one, you will be able to tell the gang what your new Disqus/Twitter/Facebook/Gmail name is.

My recommendation if your name is taken is to make your name UserName_NewsBusters or something like that.

#128 I am getting nowhere

I keep getting the vicious circle back to "register site name."
The only other option is "primary moderator."
What am I doing wrong?
I'm using the latest Firefox

#129 motherbelt......Use

this page. I used the link or sign up with an email address. If you are using NoScript, allow that website.  Enter motherbelt as your user name.

#130 Thanks, RF....see below, I

Thanks, RF....see below, I managed with IE...I don't know what the FF deal was, but now I get logged in automatically when I go there.

#131 Should be interesting?

: ]

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#132 Name change

Well crap!
Someone stole my name.
I am now CrankyHuman on Disqus.

Americans keeping their own earnings is a Civil Right! Demand your Civil Rights!

#133 Well, it was fun while it ---


Two years, seven months, and two weeks.

Change may be mandatory, required, obligatory, and important for survival in this electronic age; but it is not necessarily always for the better.

I met some really fine people through NewsBusters; and for that, I am grateful.

Came across not a few oddballs, as well, which reaffirms what I said in my bio - that I wonder if there are any liberals, anywhere, who are all there.

Best of luck, NB's.


"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#134 I'll tell ya, MatthewDean -

I'll tell ya, MatthewDean - I got confused just reading the damn article!!!! I don't even KNOW what some of the things are that are in the description above!!! And I probably DON'T WANT to know, either!!! I don't do FaceBook or YourFace or any of that other stuff....................I'm a simpleton and a techno-dummy, and I'll admit it without shame or guilt!! I like NB for it's ease of doing what we do, and I've had a good time being here, and learned a lot of things, and met some interesting people. I can't see going through these hoops just to continue, especially with just anybody being able to show up and write something...............hell, I think you can do that over at Yahoo, where there might be 3,679 posts on a thread...............with about 98% of them worthless.

When will this happen??? I'm gonna miss all my male and female buddies here a lot!!!

#135 Well, my S/N is already gone.

What to do?

And so are other iterations of "UpNorth".  Plus, as others have said, this is just not really needed.  So, I'll sadly have to say "so long, adios, and farewell".  And, they claim they already have my e-mail address on file, even though I've never registered with them for anything. 

And, they host ThinkProgress,, Mother Jones?  No thank you.

To re-elect Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again.

#136 Take Matthews suggestion and signup as UpNorth_NewsBusters.


#137 Well, Rush Fan,

after several attempts and Disqus telling me that the name was taken, I ended up with UpNorth2. If my attempts to create a name is a preview, I can see more than a few problems cropping up.

To re-elect Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again.

#138 Changing screen names

A default could be NB_*****

(***** does not represent a cuss word)

President Obama is a Muslim (from his own lips), Kenyan (read it from his publicist) a homosexual (read it on a news magazine cover) and a Socialist (I'm alive and can see it for myself)

#139 after dealing with disqus a bit....

you'll change that last statement :)

#140 My gosh, Matthew, PLEASE don't make a hasty decision!

We need members like you, who post intelligent and informative posts.

Please reconsider.


REEDIT: Since we have at least two Matthews, I was referring in this post to Matthew Dean. Again, I hope you reconsider.

#141 I feel as if some of my best friends are moving away.


Proud member of the 53%!

#142 over there.....

sign up....I kept my screen name!!

"A nation can suffer it's fool's, but cannot survive the traitor"


#143 If I did it right, I've got it.

There's gonna be a lot of 'splaining who we are when the new site is up.

Proud member of the 53%!

#144 My username was available on Disqus

I'll be seeing y'all at the new site when it is up and running.

#145 Shucks. I was hoping to obtain that name for myself. I wanted to

add some credibility and importance to my posts, and it was either your handle or Charles Krauthammer's. Sadly, both have been taken. :-)

#146 Disqus name

I already have an account at Disqus (with a different screen name) that I use at Fox, can I just log on to it from this site?





"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong." Abraham Lincoln

#147 I was able to edit my profile, and change my name. As long as it

isn't being already used, your screen name is still associated with the email address you provided.

#148 It worked!

Thanks, Rush Fan







"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong." Abraham Lincoln

#149 So were cool right.

I think everything will be fine.

#150 Bless you Matt


Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#151 Sign up was pretty painless for me.

Those who are trying to create an account on the "enter your website" page are on the wrong page.

Try this one for registration with your Twitter/Google/Facebook accounts.

Or this one to register with your e-mail account.

Just put in your username and a password. Easy peasy.

#152 Update: I signed up on

Update: I signed up on Internet Explorer ( I guess it was a Firefox(not Sandra) fluke; , and it seemed to work. I have "motherbelt" next to the "dashboard" that right? Signed in on FF now.
Now how do I do a test comment? LOL

#153 Sounds right.

You'll have to go to a site that uses Disqus to try a test post. Sounds like the Fox news sites and Twitchy use it, but I don't know.

#154 She shoots, she scores!!

I used a link from a comment above and posted a comment. Good to go.

#155 Whoot!

Well done!

#156 It seems...

that I'm already logged in, I use Disqus in a few other sites so it recognizes me, okay so far.

#157 Learn from my mistake....

If you're a first-time signer-upper, you'll need to verify your email address first, so chek your inbox for their verification email. That's why I wasn't showing up correctly to post.

#158 All of the regular conservatives did check your inbox, right?

This is all a ruse to oust those who bring the least to the site. So remember, if you didn't get a PM with the actual instructions, you're probably being sent to the minors.


#159 Well that's just plain cheese

Well that's just plain cheese dickery!!!

Guess you can tell I didn't get a PM.

#160 I'm already on there from

'08 when I posted on a football thread. Just wondering, why fix/upgrade something that isn't broke/works fine? after the last "upgrade" this is just plain scary. Can we vote on this? Yeah, I know. Sigh.

_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#161 What about Moderators?

Will our NewsBusters staff moderate the posts with full control over content and membership as they currently do?  It seems to be a free for all on Disqus.

This might be a good time to institute some sign-up measure that would cut down on trolls.

Also, no one tell Jer where we're going.

#162 stratman.....That's funny. But I believe we agree that Jer is

really a nice guy, despite his leaning somewhat Left. Moreover, he does add "spice" to our conversations, and keeps us on our toes.

#163 Somewhat Left?

I plead the Fifth.

#164 Good evening Strat

Jer is as far from the right as the east is from the west.


Jesus Loves You so much He died for you

#165 Evening Coco

I hope the new forum on Disqus has a "Like" button because I surely would have clicked on it for you.

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln and Captain Penny (a Cleveland, OH children's TV show host):

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool Cocodrie.

#166 Jer already found out.

They have a flag key. NB moderators are notified when you flag a comment. Also Matt can ban certain words if he so wishes. Another site I was posting on wouldn't allow you to post Dick Cheney, it was quite annoying.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#167 Denny

So Matt can boot someone out of the forum on Disqus?

I wonder if the number of trolls will increase with this new format. So many ways to make aliases.

#168 Yes

Trolls making aliases the same way they would now, but no waiting period I think.

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#169 Disqus has even more moderation features

That will allow members to vote on the comments and make it easier for us to moderate them and also ban people.

I forgot to mention voting as a benefit but yes, it's there.

#170 There are some benefits boys and girls.

We can flag trolls. First five people flags a troll, no one else after that sees the trolls comment. Yet the troll is unaware his post is not being seen. We don't even have to respond to these little nasties any more. Just flag them and let them wonder why no one is responding to a post that has disappeared from the board.  There is a like button which we have been begging for and more.

BenefitsOn the surface, here are some user-facing benefits of using Disqus:

•you're automatically logged in on all sites that use Disqus which means less email/name/url typing. If you don't want to sign in, you don't have to - comments can be left without having an account as well 

•alternate login methods, such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and OpenID

•threaded replies (actually, this is not really a benefit over our system, as we also had threaded comments)

•comment editing - you can edit your comments at any time, which wasn't possible before

•track your comments from one central location •slicker, JS/Ajax-powered interface that doesn't require reloading the page after posting or logging in. In fact, new comments show up live too

•comment ratings so that bad comments are buried and good ones surface to the top •comment flagging - see a spammer? Just flag the comment, and the moderators will be alerted

•comment sorting - newest first, oldest first, best rating, popular now

•post ratings so that you can tell how many people and who liked any given post

•replies by email - you can reply to Disqus notifications right from your inbox (just make sure to clean up your signature) and they'll get posted right up.

I know you are concerned with running the entire website Mr. Sheffield. But for us out here in the weeds, voting buttons that can isolate trolls and reward good posters is a big selling point. I woulda put it higher in your list of selling points for Disqus here.

#171 Good evening Vet

Thanks for the info. We were just talking about you, wondering where you been. Nice to hear your voice.


Jesus Loves You so much He died for you

#172 Vacation.

Out of the country. Got a cold on the way back. And a stack of newspapers to wade through..

#173 You Wouldn't Have Been In

Columbia by any chance?

#174 Ah. I think that is a joke. Wut wit the Secret Service an' all.

No sir. Philippines.

#175 Yassir

Good thing you were in the Philippines. I've heard from my ex-Navy brother-in-law that there's no trouble to get into down there. ;-)

#176 Trolls, libs, flags and Disqus...

"We can flag trolls. First five people flags a troll, no one else after that sees the trolls comment. Yet the troll is unaware his post is not being seen. We don't even have to respond to these little nasties any more. Just flag them and let them wonder why no one is responding to a post that has disappeared from the board."

Read more:

I believe this will be an option in the next Disqus release. However...only FIVE flags and the post automatically vanishes? Is that correct? Call me cynical but I envision the tiny band of libs at NB having their comments routinely and rapidly "disappeared"--regardless of content and whether trolllish or not--by the heavy hand of a disapproving conservative majority.

How's this: I'll end each comment with "That being said, I DO believe Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Marxist tyrant hellbent on destroying America." And y'all take it easy with the flags. :-)


#177 What I read.

If a troll posts something offensive, and five of you flag it, it will be invisible to everyone but the troll. In addition, I can filter out some of the stock offensive phrases that detract from meaningful and intelligent discussion.

Just got back from CNSnews where Disqus is in effect. The flag button is there and so is the like button.

So you may think it will be in a future release but you are thinking wrong.

Flag. Click.

That is one.

Actually, the number is up to NewsBusters Moderators. Please ask your NewsBusters Moderators not to set this number too high.

#178 Vet...I was looking at the source you originally linked.

It included the following observation:

"...What a refreshing look, isn't it? ***Notice comment downvoting in addition to upvoting, letting you bury the bad guys just like you do on Reddit.*** We also get easy comment sharing options, more profound Community and My Disqus tabs, and for moderators - more streamlined controls which require fewer clicks. I absolutely love it, but it is missing some core functionality right now due to being an early preview.

Disqus 2012 isn't something I can turn on for you - it's a client feature attached to your Disqus account. You can test drive it here, if your account is eligible. Let's just say I'm very excited and can't wait for it to be completed..."


That--highlighted by me with ***--was the only thing I could find which I thought might relate to your reference to flagging. [BTW, for some reason my rich text option hasn't worked for the past day or so which would otherwise allow bolding, italics, etc.] In any event, it was noted that the downvoting option is available presently in beta version only but will be a regular feature of Disqus 2012.

However, after reviewing your subsequently linked source, it appears the troll flagging procedure is unrelated to the above and is already in effect.

Under the circumstances, re flag you clicked: Sit on same. ;-)

Uncle Jer

#179 Easiest way to register your website

Type ".com" after your user name. The website doesn't need to exist.

#180 It took me a long time to get

It took me a long time to get used to the last change. Sure my name is long gone, since there's a boatload(s) of us. Well, it's been a fun 3 yrs and 4 wks........

#181 As long as it doesn't do like

As long as it doesn't do like DailyKos' comment section.

Their setup is hard to follow, at least on mobile.

#182 So long, folks, I think needle is checking out.

I may come back under the new regime; but at this point I do not think so.

It’s been a fun 4 years and 19 weeks, according to my account records.

NewsBusters and NewsBusted are the best. Period.

And the quality of the comments in general – without reference to mine – have been head and shoulders above the those at other sites in terms of constructive and informative quality and also in decency and absence bad language. Three thumbs up, folks.

Of course, I will still be reading the postings and probably the comments, if their quality does not go to the dogs (not a given without the present safeguards); but after reading the comments about this change and having banged my head against a similar wall over at Commentary my interest is flagging.

I hope you all continue in the same vein that has made NewsBusters what it is.

So long for now.

- Looking forward to the self-annihilation of the Manipulated Stories Machine.

#183 Never knew

I didn't know I could see how long ago I signed up here.

5 years 28 weeks

Wow. Has it been that long?

To bad I won't be able to comment any longer when the change is made since I am blocked from Disqus by our company filter.

USWA 25 years. Never voted for a Democrat yet.

#184 Ok

Thank you Newsbusters. You've forced me to get an account on the same system Breitbart uses for comments. Now I can spend more time over there . . .

#185 Wow, I must have signed up

Wow, I must have signed up for Disqus a long time ago because I already had an account. Only thing I had to do is change my user name to Scuba_Dude.

I am locked in a ready to go!!!!

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#186 Ex Pat!!!!!

Ex Pat!!!!!

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#187 Follow the Money?

Do comments act as bigger hits for a website?

Is this an act to drive up advertising revenue?

Will NB become just another site saturated with flyby posters that Hit & Run?

#188 Mr. Sheffield

Thanks for letting us know. 

As far as the options that you are considering, please don't let our histories disappear like they did a few years ago. How about a combination of keeping existing accounts active for forums and messaging, but commenting on the stories through disqus? 

Also through disqus the trolls can get on and stay on a lot easier. You can ban the username, but I've seen repeats come out of the woodwork. 



Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#189 Georgia Girl and Matthewdean,

Georgia Girl and Matthewdean, check your PM's and get over to the link if you can.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#190 Its greek to me

The teck Gods must be crazy, I just figured this way to post.

I will have to consult with my Teck support team{son} to figure out whats going on..

I bid you all a fond fare thee well till i reinvent myself.

To tell the truth i was getting tired of being a 58 year old white guy I just may come back as Bond.....

James Bond!

#191 Scubie~

I just got your PM. I'm on my iPad and can't get there...and my main computer isn't working. Is it any wonder I can't adapt to this new NB change? LOL.

Anyway, feel free to PM me and tell me if I'm being stupid about this being such a big deal. It sounds terrible to me, for more than a few reasons.

Thanks for the PM! :)

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#192 GG

I'd say your being stupid, but these things never go smoothly. In any case, go set up a free yahoo email just for NB and use it when the time comes. Don't you DARE desert us!!

Proud member of the 53%!

#193 I agree. In addition to my primary account at Roadrunner, I

have two Yahoo accounts. One Yahoo account I use for web sites, and one I use for personal emails, such as my old high school contacts, etc. That permits me to use my Roadrunner account for very personal friends, as well as banking and financial contacts. Those Yahoo email accounts have really helped to reduce the spam I used to receive when I only had one email account.

#194 I have the

I have the following:

Roadrunner - rarely used personal

Yahoo - used for internet related purchases and now Disqus and other things, lots of spam mail here!!

Gmail - personal

Hotmail - personal and used for job hunting (when necessary)

Blackberry - rarely used

Work - guess what that one is used for?  LOL

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#195 I have a subscription to

I have a subscription to HuffPo courtesy of AOL's big screw up. The email notification can fill your email inbox faster than water in the Titanic. On one particular nasty discussion, I got over 70 email notices until I turned it off. Now I can't figure out how to turn it back on.

However, remembering what and where you replied without it is nearly impossible. Figure on most of your posts going into the "file and forget" category.

               A gun in your hand beats a cop on the phone.

#196 Hit and Run

So now everyone has an excuse to hit and run, or swipe and wipe, or flame and flee, or......



"...the aspirants to tyranny are either of the state, who in democracies are demagogues,... or those who hold great offices, and have a long tenure.." - Aristotle, Politics, c350BC

#197 Rad~

Okay, when you began your sentence saying you would say I'm being stupid...I thought you were going a different direction on that! LOL.

I just read Teg's comment (above -- right after my comment), and not only did it scare me -- it is also how I feel! But there has to be some way around this. I will check into some things...


"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#198 Of course its a bad idea.

Of course its a bad idea. it seems like Breitbart gets less comments now that they switched to And once wevc switched, all ObamAA+ will have to do to shutdown Conservative new media is close, Twitter, FB and instead of numerous websites. We'll be reduced to passing info hand to hand on flash drives like they do in Cuba.

#199 Free

Agreed, I'd prefer a slower NB that has its own servers, to one Obama can easily shut down. But I think this is a done deal.

Proud member of the 53%!

#200 Got a bad feeling about this

I got a real bad feeling about this.  I went ahead and set something up on that disgus thing, but this conforming to other similar systems like what it uses smacks of socialism, that one size fits all idea. 

Aren't they big Soetoro backers anyway?


#201 And the beat goes on ... just

And the beat goes on ... just on a different server.

Nuke em til they glow; then shoot em in the dark

#202 Que Sera, Sera

Well I think I am signed up as MidAmerica2. I had to add the 2 as someone already had my name. I considered using something new but I've used that name for almost 20 years when first starting commentis on the Pravda newspaper site after the fall of the Soviet Union.

#203 Awesome

MA2 Got it!

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#204 Please. Please, PLEASE...

...Wait for election night before implementing the changes....
Just like you did in the last mid-terms!

Sorry for the sarcasm... but I detect a pattern developing.

- Grump :o)

"I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question." - Yogi Berra, (Baseball Great and Philosopher)

#205 Disqus is very PC .

Disqus is very PC .

#206 Progressive Communists

Progressive Communists

USWA 25 years. Never voted for a Democrat yet.

#207 I do NOT use facebook or

I do NOT use facebook or twitter or such due to the many privacy breaches envolved with those types of entities and the resulting spam email that engulfs me. Since I have blocked most tracking cookies in my computer I find that many sites have now become inoperable to me as the cookie owners want to track my were abouts more than they want to provide me with their intended service. Chasing the buck by selling tracking information disgusts me.

#208 ruby2ssday...Its easy to clear cookies, etc. from your browser.

If you are using Firefox, I would also recommend BetterPrivacy to clear LSOs or flash tracking cookies. You can also use a stand alone called Flash Cookie Cleaner.

There are two other add-ons for Firefox I would recommend: NOSCRIPT and Adblock Plus

If you are using Google Chrome, I would highly recommend a safer browser Comodo Dragon. You can use Google Chrome add-ons with it. I would recommend Adblock Plus and ScriptNo, which is similar to NoScript. Noscript is made only for Firefox.

Now you are ready to traverse the internet somewhat more safely.

p.s. I assume you are already using CCleaner to really clear your cache, history, etc. after you close your browser.

#209 Good list. For Foxfire users

Good list. For Foxfire users I would also suggest adding Ghostery (free) which blocks (if you wish) tags, web bugs, beacons, behavioral data providers, etc. It's amazing how many of these things from the invisible internet follow you around--Google Analytics being the worse IMHO. Some web sites have 20-30 of these critters backpacking through your computer without making a sound but collecting data which is none of their business.

"This is not your mother's Democratic Party"--Andrew Breitbart, CPAC, February 2012

#210 Rush Fan and Celator, thanks

Rush Fan and Celator, thanks for those suggestions. Will be upgrading my Firefox with most of them.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#211 Incognito

An easy way to help make sure you are private. You can do it in most browsers. 

Be on the lookout for random acts of journalism from the MSM~h/t Rush

We Are The 53%

#212 Rush: Helpful list.


Helpful list. Thanks.

Do you recommend BetterPrivacy over Flash Cookie Cleaner even if using FireFox? Why? Ease of use, better cleaning, ...?

Also, does CCleaner remove these LSO's?

#213 stratman.....I like BetterPrivacy a little more, as it is

integrated in Firefox. I use both Firefox and Comodo Dragon, and BetterPrivacy is not available for Comodo Dragon, so I use the Flash Cookie Cleaner for Comodo. I don't have to close my browser when I use Flash Cookie Cleaner, as I would with ccleaner. I have been using Comodo Dragon more recently as I notice my system temperature (QuadCore Intel i5, 750) rises more with Firefox.

If you are not using a temperature monitor for your computer, I suggest and use Real Temp. It's free, and after you download it you can have it sit in the tray showing all your vital temps. I also use SpeedFan to display my cpu temp.

To answer your original question, yes ccleaner does eliminate LSOs. Make certain you have the latest version and in the Cleaner section click on Applications, under Multimedia, make certain that Adobe Flash Player and macromedia are checked. In fact, with the exception of Saved Passwords and Compact Database in the Applications section. all of them are checked in Application. Of course, to use ccleaner effectively, your browser has to be closed.

If you like Firefox, you might want to consider running the latest and greatest Beta version I'm currently using Firefox Beta 13.0. One of the nice features of Firefox (and Comodo) is the .Do Not Track feature. In Firefox, it's under Tools, Options, Privacy, tracking.

#214 Rush Fan

I still use Firefox 3.6.x as I either did not care for the form factor of the versions I tried or the newer versions did not support the add-ons/extensions I have come to rely on.  I was going to upgrade to v12 once the add-ons were updated but now we are at v13!  Is this a repeat of the v4 or v5 debacle with such quick revisions?

Anyhoo, I downloaded Flash Cookie Cleaner and like that it is a standalone app that requires no installation.  I treasure these kind of utilities. Haven't run it yet but will give it a try.  I do use CCleaner, although not as often as I should.  Good to know it will take care of those nasty LSO's.  Thank you for the additional instruction on its use.  My setup includes those items.

I have been using a Thermaltake Hardcano 13 fan controller and temperature monitor.  Will give your recommendations a try too.  I'm a utility junkie.

Thanks again for all the great info.

PS - Nice Intel processor!

#215 Big mistake, is NB being

Big mistake, is NB being pushed by obama or the DOJ?

Non, je ne regrette rien. "You aren't angry because I might be a racist, you're angry because you know I'm right".

#216 Restless 1 has become Restless_1

I hope I can remember the change. :)

I registered using an abandoned Gmail account. No biggie, I hope.

"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders". - Ted Nugent


"What're yall gonna do now, wait on another election"


(grins) kilrod "the Birther"

If an unborn child cannot trust you, why should I,?? 

#218 I can probably deal with the

I can probably deal with the changes, just so that NB doesn't start up with the "likes", "friends", ranks, thumbs up/down, number of posts, or any other of that social media/crappy website clique building bull$hit.

               A gun in your hand beats a cop on the phone.

#219 Kenny B - I agree

I don't tweet, twit, like and BFF - to me that is a pile of bovine excrement - keep that over on the social media sites - not here.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” – Marcus Aurelius

#220 This whole collection

of comments I'll sum up in one hashtag: #firstworldpains

#221 serious comment

Existing user names need to be protected.
I would suggest a mass e-mail to existing users with some specified time to 'claim' their existing userid.
The e-mail would have a link to 'claim' the existing user id on the new system.

Having been a system administrator is a previous life I feel this would be the fair way to approach to change over to the new system and a way to clean out inactive accounts.

Just a suggestion.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” – Marcus Aurelius

#222 Color me slightly confused

As some of us have here, I went to Disqus to register and found out I've aready had an account.

Have been a big registered fan/commenter of Newsbusters for many years and hope to remain that way. One of my concerns/features here was the ability to edit the content of my comments. Hope that feature will be still available. Also, I hope the issue of intrusive tracking techniques doesn't spoil the fun of posting here. I guess for now it will be wait and see.



#223 ~Editing comments

is only available here until your comment is replied to, which apparently doesn't happen to you that often.
"Intrusive tracking techniques" are a worry for you? That just means people can read your past comments; what's the big deal about that?

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#224 The consensus is in

I just read through all of the comments, and it is quite clear that pretty much nobody wants this new change. I understand the load on your servers, but look at what you are giving up to achieve a slightly faster loading web page!

I hope you guys at NB have read these comments and that you are now re-thinking your decision. It's not too late to back out, and to just keep things the way they are. Don't become "one of them" and get lost in anonymity because of the comments section. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

#225 I think I am hosed on this

I think I am hosed on this one, my work limits/bans social networks sites so if I have to log in thru Facebook or Yahoo then I am not going to be doing much commenting.

"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security."

#226 You don't NEED to log in from

You don't NEED to log in from one of those sites, you just have that option.

You can simply sign up at Disqus, (that's what I did) which is just the commenting system. I believe the commenting will still be done on the NB site, just using their formatting or whatever it's called.

#227 Disqus is also a social site.

Disqus is also a social site. Almost always if a filter blocks FB, Twitt, it will block disqus. It is also blocked for me.

USWA 25 years. Never voted for a Democrat yet.

#228 My company blocks all the

My company blocks all the social networks too and they even started blocking access to email accounts outside the company. That being said I had no problem logging into Disqus.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#229 Guys/gals~

Check out NB's "Conservative Group's Twitter Account Blocked, Liberal 'Flag Spam' at Work Again?" (April 25) blog.

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#230 This might be it for me....

My current NB username is not available at Disqus. Seems bratty, I know, but if that also happens to some of the long-timers (and I concede I don't post often, I'm really speaking more about others), then there goes the sense of community at this site. Oh well, it happens.

And not for naught, I've never had an issue with site loading speed. I guess others have.

#231 Dutch.....Why don't you use a variation of your name, such as

UpNorth did. He used UpNorth2. Perhaps you can use an underscore to distinguish your name, such as Dutch_king, or Dutch_Smart or Dutch_Dutch.

#232 My user name

for disqus is NOLAgirl13. Close enough to my NB name, i guess. Not sure about the changes here but I'm hoping to stick around.

I'll try to be nicer if you'll try to be smarter.

#233 A Number addition isn't a bad thing, NOLA

I registered as Blonde Gator, as that is my persona everywhere else but here (my blog, etc.). My av is a blue & orange lizard (a hat tip to Acaiguana).

#234 nothing wrong with username2*

But I'm thinking of changing my username to NBexpat...;-(

#235 How about


Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#236 So much for archives

What's going to happen to the NB archives?

Also, I'm not really looking forward to the spamming that's going to occur, just as I have witnessed at other sites that utilize Disqus, and to the stalking that's bound to happen whenever you have crossed-linked posting at more than one site.

And, in addition, since you will be utilizing Disqus, that means that Disqus will be monitoring the posts and they're kinda flaky on what words will be allowed to be posted and what posts will be held until admin review, like anything containing a link. Disqus doesn't like people posting links. Of course, that has a bright side. We won't have any more Pop Techs posting reams of links as "proof" anymore.

Disqus has one advantage that I like, which is automatic updating of the comments without having to reload the entire page. That is, of course, until Disqus is suffering from net congestion, which happens quite often.

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. The US Constitution

Unless you're a fetus. The US Supreme Court

Or Anwar al-Awlaki.

#237 WHAT?!?!?!? No

WHAT?!?!?!? No Links?!?!?!

Now that just won't do. We here at NB need our links. It is how we smack trolls and other libturds around with the TRUTH!!

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#238 ~LOTS of sites won't let you post links

with systems like that. Thank all the porn spammers.

Hopefully there will be an option for the admins to override that function for established members.

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#239 Concur with Scuba Dude

If we can't post links, then it's just one person's opinion vs. another's.

Oh yea, I forgot to say that Obama has created billions of jobs, balanced the budget, had North Korea sign a "No Nuke" treaty, and has figured out a way to give everyone everything for free.  I'd give proof, but I want to practice the new "no link" policy.


"You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas...on the taxpayer’s dime." Barack Obama

#240 WOW! Not having LINKS is a BIG DEAL! That's like posting with

`one hand tied behind my back.

#241 I'm curious...

I wonder how many "Georgia Girls" are over at Disqus. But I'm not curious enough to go over and find out!

This is a real bummer, the more that I think about it.

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#242 ~GG

You can always use NB_Georgia_Girl.

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#243 Only way you will know is if

Only way you will know is if you go over and sign up. :-)

I do hope you and others like matthewdean, Grumpy and others do not forsake NB because of this.

At this time we need to stick together more than ever.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#244 NB can do what they want. I

NB can do what they want. I don't own them. But looking at the comments here, there's an awful lot against it.

Maybe NB needs to stick to us more than we need to stick to NB. They'll be losing quite a bit of commenters. I'm one mainly because that site is blocked where I'm at, as is most social networking. They have a really good system here the way it is. It seems like sites always have to make changes to "upgrade" their look but it never goes well. Like FB and their new timeline. Nobody likes it, but FB doesn't care.

If NB has to do it to unload servers, then so be it. If we aren't donating enough (including me) to cover their costs, then they got to do what they got to do.

But my vote is no, if it matters.

USWA 25 years. Never voted for a Democrat yet.

#245 well, GG

there was definitely more than one NOLAgirl over there so I just added a number. You can probably find a close variation.

I'll try to be nicer if you'll try to be smarter.

#246 Thanks...

To all my NB friends encouraging me and supporting me about my dragging my feet and my thinking this may be it for me...I love ya -- and one way or another -- I am sure I'll figure it out. I do NOT want to desert ya'll. :)

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#247 Good evening Georgia

Stick with it, you're one of the finest people here. Don't deprive us of your voice.


Jesus Loves You so much He died for you

#248 Ditto


#249 Aw, guys~

How sweet. Thanks so much. Stop before you make me cry! And back at ya, by the way.

One of the things I like so much about NB is that there are regulars on here, and we have gotten to know and be fond of the "voices" we know -- speaking for myself, so many inspire, challenge, inform, or make me laugh my head off -- or just make me feel less alone. I could write the longest list of everyone who comes on here fairly regularly (or even some who pop in and out) and specifics of all I get out of the posts -- and how much I love the very different personalities and what I like about ya'll individually and how much you enrich the site. It would take so long to convey it all! Oh, and I like Jer on here, too, even if he does frustrate me at times. ;)

I hate that an incredibly large number of...uh...let's just say "unpleasant" people who will serve no purpose on here but being "yucky" are likely to flood NB after this massive change. It will so detract from this special community of folks here. :(

Is this a done deal? If so, when is this happening? Anybody know?

Oh, and by the way, if someone comes on NB saying they are Georgia Girl and is being really nasty or weird, it's NOT ME!^_^

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#250 Wow

We have a whole crew of banned Trolls I can imagine coming back, and some of the retreads. Pooptech, "Father" Baracus, Hater, Incestmo, GassyGuy, and too many others to remember.

#251 Georgia Girl*

Your friends at NB would recognize Ms Giggles regardless of her username....;-)

We will survive this attack on us as well as all others. FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

#252 Hi-jacked and use disqus for their comment section. The comment treads are either hijacked by a bunch of OWS brats, or Skinheads or KKK members. Any kind of intelligent discussion has disappeared on those boards. I hope that doesn't happen here.


#253 Well, Matt did say comment moderation will be easier

....perhaps we'll get some more mods to take out the trash.

#254 ~If we don't, we'll be swamped

They're going to need someone playing Whack-A-Mole on a regular schedule.

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#255 This Space for Rent

Hay, fellow Newsbusters! I can't wait until we start playing the Name Game! Trying to guess which long time resident is associated with a new screen name. We could, of course, end each posting with "The Poster formally know as [insert former name here]"

Also, you can kiss the subject line goodby. Disqus doesn't have one. But they do have a "dashboard," which shows responses to any comment you've made, including all the "like" submissions. So, finding responses to your posts long after the thread in question has been pushed down to another page will be a lot easier.

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. The US Constitution

Unless you're a fetus. The US Supreme Court

Or Anwar al-Awlaki.

#256 I'll make it easy for you. My

I'll make it easy for you. My Disqus, Twitter and Yahoo name is ENCTARHEEL. I did that name mainly to comment on Yahoo Sports.

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#257 Sorry guys, if this gets too

Sorry guys, if this gets too cumbersome for me, I'll have to say goodbye.

#258 Disqus

I have a Disqus account that I use at the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer to make comments on stories. There are a lot publications out there were it can be used. Be worth the time to set one up.

A well regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

#259 Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I don't comment very much on here, but I do enjoy reading what others have to say. The language gets a little coarse and sometimes NB folks can be just as harsh as libs, if not harsher. My biggest fear is what has been stated by several - this is going to be opened to the public at large and you're going to get all kinds of people making all kinds of irrelevant and immaterial comments. This section will lose its punch, and the site itself will begin to lose its punch. There must be another way to do this to keep the site as clean as possible.

#260 swhite1951.......Matthew's post

HERE states that only registered users will be permitted to post.

#261 I'm glad to see

the move to disqus. Practically every site I go to uses it now.
that means we'll get a "like" button.

If you're not getting flak, you're not over the target.

#262 Bad idea

I like this setup. Only those who care sign up with NB. The deadwood tends to stay away. Opening up posting to the unregistered will only make the moderator's job harder. Do you think they can stop every bomb thrower who makes an outrageous statement so the idiot can sit back and laugh at the sh*t storm of replies from indignant folk?

You want to make NB load faster? Then page the comments, 10, 15, or 25 at a time. But have a search that will search all the messages in a thread.

Again, I like this setup. Only those who care about what goes on here signs up with NewsBusters. The rest can go pound somebody else's sand.

"I find that I am deeply offended by political correctness." IdahoAndy


#263 Can't access Disqus

My work filter blocks social networking, and unfortunately Disqus is a social network, so it will not work for me. I wonder how many others will find that Disqus is blocked where they are too.

USWA 25 years. Never voted for a Democrat yet.

#264 ADIOS

As someone who HATES facebook, twitter and google's non-privacy policies, I don't
care to have Discus amass my comments. Are you now working for Obama's campaign??? Your new policy will make it so much easier for the snoops to attack anyone critical of the Dictator in Chief.

#265 Had to change my username

I've been bashing libs on disqus for a little while now, but my username here (Diesel) was already taken there. I will now be known as "Cabover_Country" at the new & improved? NewsBusters when yall make the switch.

#266 ADMINS~Request, please

Can you please move this blog up to the top spot for at least a week or two? This is too big a deal to float downward and onto the next page in the next day or so. Everyone needs a chance to see it.

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#267 I'm not sure why everyone is so worried about the new NB

comment format. You still have to come to NB to leave a comment; it's not like a bunch of people will suddenly be dropping in comments that ordinarily wouldn't. I guess it's possible some lurkers might, but if they were unwilling to join NB to comment before, I doubt they'll be jumping in just because the format is Disqus.

Nothing to fear here folks, I'll probably be signing in with my Twitter account.

#268 BK Burger~

Dang, you know I have to discard everything you said in your first paragraph because you tweet!

Well, you know I think you're fabulous, so we will just have to disagree on this one. ;)

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#269 Don't worry GG

nothing at all scary about it. I've commented on tons of blogs, newspapers, etc. that use Disqus and haven't had my door knocked down yet. You can sign in with any number of formats including FB, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. so you can always create a new email account to be used for nothing other than NB commenting. I've signed in via my Yahoo email account and Twitter and don't get any spam in either account.

But then again, most people don't think I'm so fabulous, so it's not surprising I don't get a lot of traffic.

#270 Don't be too hard on yourself. You're not so bad. :-)


#271 For a Marine, anyway ---

Just kiddin', bk.    :o)

You da bee's knee's.  ( I think that means pretty darn cool)


"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#272 Hi MD....Glad you are still around. I just posted at cnsnews

HERE using DISQUS. It was a piece of cake.

Have you signed up yet? Now don't desert us, my friend. We need you here. Let me know if you run into difficulty signing in, and I will assist you. 



#273 What RF said matthewdean.

What RF said matthewdean. Don't make me come out there and set up you up on Disqus, you might not be able to afford my rates. ;-)

And for those who do not reside in the United State the rates are higher but at least I have both a US and EU passport. :-D

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#274 Rush Fan & Scoob,---

and others who contacted me via PM;  I got the message, and I thank you.


"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#275 Admit it, Matthew...

It all boils down to your not being able to use that dynamite tag line with Disqus, doesn't it?



#276 Dang, Jer, ya ---

got me !


"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#277 To be able to hyperlink or Bold your text you must use HTML

tags. Here is a LINK that will help you to spruce up your posts.

#278 Good.

I have been using HTML tags for my links for a while since NewsBusters' posting system is so dang buggy.

#279 Vet....Welcome back from vacation. We missed you. Have you

signed in to DISQUS so that you can keep your handle?

#280 Disregard that question. I just looked at some of your previous

posts regarding DISQUS.

#281 Actually. I just looked.

The_Vet is taken. Have to come up with something similar.

#282 The_Real_Vet?


#283 Got one of those here.

The Notorious Vet?
The Infamous Vet?
That Dang Vet?

#284 How about...

_The Vet from NB
_Newsbusters_The Vet

Or something similar, so you keep your exact name but directly ID yourself with Newsbusters.

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#285 Right now, we are more concerned

About what your gonna use.

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#286 Who, me?

How about:
Georgia Girl Who Thinks This NB Account Sign-up Change Is A Big Mistake

What? Too long? LOL.

I know one thing. I am not doing the Disqus option!

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#287 Well, interesting~

I went to Disqus ONLY to see if they have a Georgia Girl. They do. But NBGeorgiaGirl works. I did NOT sign up, so I have no good reason as to why I did that, other than curiosity. Caj is right in calling me Giggles -- I can be so goofy.

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#288 GG, why don't you just create

GG, why don't you just create a new email address at Yahoo? From what was said above in one of the comments (bk's I think), you do NOT have to give your name.

And from now on that email is used only for Disqus or as I use my yahoo email address, for internet shopping and other things where spam grows.

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." President Ronald Reagan

#289 Scubie ~

I swear I'm dropping IQ points from the stress of this changeover decision. So talk to me like I'm five because I'm still confused...

So I sign up pretty much anonymously at Yahoo to just get an email address. Then what? Are you saying I still need to go over to Disqus to register that email address from Yahoo? And if I do that, won't any comments I make on the new NB still show up somewhere in Disqus? Or if I don't need to then register on Disqus, will all my comments show up there anyway? What the heck will be seen on Disqus -- all of NB and its postings or what?

Yeah, talk to me like I'm five.

P.S. And when you say I don't have to give my name for a new email account, don't they always ask for that? And then how am I able to come onto NB with some sort of Georgia Girl- related name? Yeah, IQ points dwindling away. I hate this Web stuff!

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#290 GG*

Never fear, you are not losing IQ points. What is happening is that in order to create a new anonymous account, the GG must deceive. That is what is causing you difficulty in understanding the process. But for just a brief time borrow deddy's EVIL troll hat and then read scoobies instructions again....;-)

#291 Caj~

Ah! You're right. I was not getting that part.

Okay, ready to hear all the fibbin' I'm gonna have to do to keep my privacy. But I'm only doing this for ya'll, and God please forgive me!

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#292 ~GG

I used a gmail account that I keep just for signing up for stuff; it's no biggie. I believe that the Disqus system merely archives all your comments from every site you comment on with it in a track page, which people can see by clicking on your sn. It doesn't mean that making a comment on NB makes that comment pop up on other websites; it's just on NB and visible on your archived comments page. Unless you're afraid brownshirts will come and arrest you for your comments, no worries.
They're going to get us all for all the other stuff anyway, like homeschooling and voting Republican, so you might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb. :-D

Obama's WTF 2012 campaign slogan: "A dog in every pot"

#293 WB~

Okay, I'm starting to give this some real thought -- thanks. :) What a sad world it is becoming, huh? But it's all addressed in the Good Book.

I went back to Disqus to check out another name. It's available, and ya'll will know it's me right off the bat. I'll just keep it to myself and surprise ya...that is, if somebody doesn't scare me off this at the last minute! I've got this hugely cautious part to my personality, as you know. ;)

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#294 Great!

I feel much better. : ]

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#295 I think I speak for 99% of us...

We LOVE you Giggles! : ) You have no idea how many times you have made my day, and many others I'm sure. HUG! Hang in there girl, we would miss you if ya gave up. XXOO!

_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#296 Thanks, Ruk~

And if I make it through, you better, too! :)

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#297 Not to worry....

This is not a legal document. You are just signing up for an email account.
Just make up a name (one you can remember). Maybe your first name and your mother's maiden name.
And link your user name to it.

#298 Dont worry GG*

Motherbelt is correct.
Cajun had no trouble with creating my "other" account. See, due to a massive astrological event, cajun was born a Gemini. As a result, I have an astrological evil twin. The Twin is the one who roams the bowels of the internet to all those lib websites and straightens out their delusional thinking. The Twin has a name that is half of the real cajun. BTW, her nickname is nujac....;-)

#299 MB and Caj~

Thanks -- it does help.:)

And you are too funny, Caj. You are the nicest "evil twin" ever.

I hope I don't sound like a big crybaby, but I am disappointed with the Admins. I've always been respectful to them and have appreciated being on here...and this is their site and it's a business, but they could at least leave this hugely significant post up at the top position for awhile.

And I think they could also have taken the time to think out how they could right away assure us registered ones a few "site gifts/privileges" for being loyal followers of this site for so long. Just disappointed. Maybe they will...will have to see.

"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
~Ronald Reagan

#300 I've met that evil twin

In fact, she ghosts around behind you sometimes on certain other sites. An echo of you, if you will.

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