Updated: Thursday, 15 Jul 2010, 7:51 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) -- We're changing the way comments are posted on each story on woodtv.com, and we believe you'll find this change is better.
For years, you've been able to comment on each story you read on woodtv.com. Until now, your comments could be posted through an alias and you could remain anonymous.
Now, your comments will appear in the same spot at the bottom of each web story, and you also have the option of having them appear in your personal Facebook feed.
Beginning now, the only way you can publicly post a comment on woodtv.com is by being signed into your personal Facebook page. You can then share your thoughts about the story directly on our website, and your thoughts can also be seen on your Facebook page.
By default, your Facebook icon and name only shows to other people under the following circumstances.
You can adjust these settings by logging into Facebook and
going to your Account > Privacy Settings and Account >
When you see your picture next to the comment box, other people do not see that picture. It only means you are logged into Facebook.
We know you won't always want to share each nugget with your Facebook friends. That's why we've made it easy to send an e-mail directly to the 24 Hour News 8 newsroom, where your thoughts and inside information will be private. Look below the Facebook comments box for the area to "Comment to 24 Hour News 8".
Over the years, we have tried to find the best way for each of you to share your thoughts on our stories. It's been a trial-and-error process, but we feel this is the best solution to date.
We always welcome your suggestions, so let us know -- either by posting a comment below (and on Facebook) or by sending a private e-mail.