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I was gone while all the new comment system plumbing was installed, so I almost forgot to ask: how do you like it? Anything not working for you? Any random gripes or complaints? The main reason for installing it was to cut down on spam, but just so you know, it sports a few other new features too:

  • You don’t have to create a new Mother Jones login. But now you can also sign in with your Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, or OpenID login.
  • Flag inappropriate comments: See spam? Trolls? Hate speech? Flag it for our moderators.
  • Sort comment view: You can now change the way you view comment threads for a given article if you like. Want to see only the comments other readers liked? Or only the most recent ones? No problem.

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This is a big one for us. So, as we ask you to consider supporting our team's journalism, we thought we'd slow down and check in about where Mother Jones is and where we're going after the chaotic last several years. This comparatively slow moment is also an urgent one for Mother Jones: You can read more in "Slow News Is Good News," and if you're able to, please support our team's hard-hitting journalism and help us reach our big $350,000 goal with a donation today.

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