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Since: Feb 08

Grand Rapids, Mich.

#1 Apr 22, 2009
For quite some time now WOODTV.com has used Topix.net to power our commenting system. While Topix provided us an easy-to-use platform, it took users away from the story they were talking about.

So after a long search we have decided to make the switch to IntenseDebate. IntenseDebate is a commenting system that supports WordPress and several other blogs. It also has many features that makes it easier for us to administer.

The million dollar question is… Do I have to register?

For now, the answer is no. But we encourage users to register and log in when posting comments. If you have a WordPress.com account, OpenID or IntenseDebate account, you can use that profile to comment on WOODTV.com . That way you can include your avatar. To register, check the register button the first time you post a comment.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#2 Apr 22, 2009
Sooooo does this mean our Topix discussions will become obsolete?

Since: Nov 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#3 Apr 22, 2009
Ms Angie wrote:
Sooooo does this mean our Topix discussions will become obsolete?
Topix doesn't seem to be working right anyway so....

“LET'S GO RED WINGS!!”

Since: Aug 07

America

#4 Apr 22, 2009
This is why I left WZZM. Now what?

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#5 Apr 22, 2009
danasue wrote:
This is why I left WZZM. Now what?
we all go to fox17?
bunnee

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Apr 22, 2009
So are we just gonna wake up some morning and all the Topix discussions be, "POOF" gone?

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#7 Apr 22, 2009
danasue wrote:
This is why I left WZZM. Now what?
Me too! I guess Topix will be here no matter what, but still.
Skeptical

AOL

#8 Apr 22, 2009
I, for one, hope this will give the administrators better control over the content of the posts.
I hope better identification is required of the posters. It will go a long way toward curbing the slanderous, libelous and mean posts many seem to enjoy posting on here anonymously. Maybe I am dreaming of pie in the sky but I think it would be a really good thing to throttle some of these folks who's sole purpose is to vent their frustrations on others. An opinion is one thing, an attack is another.

“friends are forever”

Since: Dec 08

Sparta

#9 Apr 22, 2009
Skeptical wrote:
I, for one, hope this will give the administrators better control over the content of the posts.
I hope better identification is required of the posters. It will go a long way toward curbing the slanderous, libelous and mean posts many seem to enjoy posting on here anonymously. Maybe I am dreaming of pie in the sky but I think it would be a really good thing to throttle some of these folks who's sole purpose is to vent their frustrations on others. An opinion is one thing, an attack is another.
Maybe I'll be dreaming of pie in the sky with you because I agree!! So tired of seeing mean spirited posts!!!!
bunnee

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Apr 22, 2009
Skeptical wrote:
I, for one, hope this will give the administrators better control over the content of the posts.
I hope better identification is required of the posters. It will go a long way toward curbing the slanderous, libelous and mean posts many seem to enjoy posting on here anonymously. Maybe I am dreaming of pie in the sky but I think it would be a really good thing to throttle some of these folks who's sole purpose is to vent their frustrations on others. An opinion is one thing, an attack is another.
LOL; and what THEY gonna do about someone calling someone a "twitt"....send someone to take away the person's keyboard?!?!?!!!
ladydragonfly

Washington, MI

#11 Apr 22, 2009
I think I prefer Topix. I will probably stop going through WOODTV to get a the news update and go straight to Topix. It's like someone said in another thread, I seem to get better information from the neighborhood chats and thats what Topix gives me.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#12 Apr 22, 2009
ladydragonfly wrote:
I think I prefer Topix. I will probably stop going through WOODTV to get a the news update and go straight to Topix. It's like someone said in another thread, I seem to get better information from the neighborhood chats and thats what Topix gives me.
I agree with you there!
Besides, over the past few month, I have enjoyed topix, I dont seem to get the wwod web site to work correctly anyway, so when I go to wood, I just go straight to topix anyways.
bunnee

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Apr 22, 2009
Gville Jim wrote:
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II dont seem to get the wwod web site to work correctly anyway, so when I go to wood, I just go straight to topix anyways.
It takes forever to load, doesn't it? I do the same thing as far as accessing news articles by going thru topix

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#14 Apr 22, 2009
FishMich wrote:
So after a long search we have decided to make the switch to IntenseDebate. IntenseDebate is a commenting system that supports WordPress and several other blogs. It also has many features that makes it easier for us to administer.
The million dollar question is… Do I have to register?
For now, the answer is no. But we encourage users to register and log in when posting comments. If you have a WordPress.com account, OpenID or IntenseDebate account, you can use that profile to comment on WOODTV.com . That way you can include your avatar. To register, check the register button the first time you post a comment.
Are you an employee of Wood Tv? or did you just post this to try and get people to come over and post at Worldpress?

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#15 Apr 22, 2009
EmmaRae wrote:
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Are you an employee of Wood Tv? or did you just post this to try and get people to come over and post at Worldpress?
good point?
but, if you go to wood tv's site, the comment thing is different.
I think it has been changed.
Mom in Jenison

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#16 Apr 22, 2009
Is this going to make Wood's site run even slower? Seriously - does anyone know what the heck is wrong with their website?

Oh - and does this mean we have to stop mocking their journalist's spelling and grammatical errors?
Skeptical

AOL

#17 Apr 22, 2009
bunnee wrote:
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LOL; and what THEY gonna do about someone calling someone a "twitt"....send someone to take away the person's keyboard?!?!?!!!
You might still be able to call anyone anything you want but they will know who you are because you will be required to use your real email address. Email addresses are easy to identify.

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#18 Apr 22, 2009
Gville Jim wrote:
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good point?
but, if you go to wood tv's site, the comment thing is different.
I think it has been changed.
I see that, but for now topix is still available when you go to the drop down box under participate.

Just make sure you all save the links to your favorite threads saved to favorites. We should still be able to access them directly thru topix. The same thing happened with ZZM did away with topix and you can still find all those threads.
bunnee

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 Apr 22, 2009
Skeptical wrote:
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You might still be able to call anyone anything you want but they will know who you are because you will be required to use your real email address. Email addresses are easy to identify.
My "real email address" as opposed to my "fake email address"??? And still, WHAT will they do, send someone to take away my keyboard? Will the have a warrant to search the premesis to see if I have other keyboards hidden???
LMAO
bunnee

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Apr 22, 2009
EmmaRae wrote:
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I see that, but for now topix is still available when you go to the drop down box under participate.
Just make sure you all save the links to your favorite threads saved to favorites. We should still be able to access them directly thru topix. The same thing happened with ZZM did away with topix and you can still find all those threads.
We can always move over to the GR Forums...!!!

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