Help - General Commenting Information
I don't like the threaded comments, can I change how they are viewed?
On the comment control bar, located at the bottom of the screen, there is an options fly-out. Click on that and a panel will appear where you can set numerous options, including the way comments are shown and in what order.
I don’t like new comments loading automatically. How can I stop it?
Simply go to the options panel as mentioned above and uncheck the “auto-refresh” checkbox.
Why don’t I see the comment bar in IE6?
The advanced commenting system is not supported on IE6. We recommend you upgrade to IE7 or above. If, for some reason, you cannot upgrade, don’t worry. You can still post comments the old fashion way.
The commenting box doesn't appear in my browser?
Crooks and Liars is designed to run with all newer browsers. Currently supported browsers can be viewed here.
Can I comment anonymously?
No. All users must be registered and logged in to comment on any of our sites.
How can I indent part of the text in my comment?
Simple wrap your text with <blockquote></blockquote>, or highlight the text you want indented and then press the button on the commenting toolbar to insert the code automatically.
What HTML code am I allowed to put in a comment?
Our current list of allowed HTML tags are:
- <b> - Bold
- <i> - Italic
- <strike> - Strikethrough
- <blockquote> - Blockquote
- <a> – Link
You can always view the complete list of allowed tags directly below the commenting box.
I get notification of new comments, then click the link but no new comments appear?
Currently we limited comments to 150 per page. When more than 150 comments appear then they may appear on another page. If you do not see the new comments, check at the bottom of the page for the new page links.
I feel someone posted a comment in violation of Crooks and Liars policy. Can I report it?
Yes. Under each comment is a "Flag comment" link. Simply click this link and give a short description of why you think the comment is in violation and we will investigate it. You may only flag each comment once, and can not flag your own comment.
What if I notice a typo or other problem on the site? Should I leave a comment? We'd be delighted if you'd let us know of any problems on or with the site, but they will be fixed faster by email than by leaving a comment. Typos, etc. can be reported to email@example.com.
Why can I edit some of my comments and not others?
Users are allowed to edit their own comments until someone replies to that comment. Once a reply is made then the user no longer has access to edit it.
Why was I told my comment was OT by a site monitor?
OT means "off topic". We ask that you keep all comments on topic of the current post. We post a minimum of one open thread per day. If you wish to discuss something else, either wait for a new open thread, or go to a previous one.