Next week, Pride of Detroit will be rolling out a new commenting platform named Coral. It’s going to be a somewhat significant change that will affect some of our most devoted fans, so we wanted to give you a proper heads up.
Coral has actually already been unveiled across some other SB Nation sites. If you want to test it out and play around with it, you can head to the main SB Nation site or one of the four NFL blogs that have already gone live with the system:
Like all changes, it may seem jarring at first, but here are some things to look forward to:
- You will now have five minutes to edit your comment
- There will be Giphy integration, so you don’t have to go searching elsewhere for GIFs to insert into comments
- Being able to sort comments by newest, oldest, most replies and most rec’d.
- The ability to “ignore” a commenter permanently
- Improvements specifically designed for the mobile experience
- Get notifications when someone replies to your comment
Unfortunately, with the addition of some things comes the removal of other things. Avatars and signatures are going away. Perhaps most notably, “unread comments” will no longer be a part of the comment scanning experience. And, sorry, sarcasm font is on the way out.
These changes will come to Pride of Detroit on Monday, August 10.
Important note: Upon launch of Coral, which began on Monday, some users may temporarily lose the ability to comment on a site in which they have not been banned from. If that’s the case with you, you should receive a prompt on the screen asking you to email an administrator. They will straighten out the situation as soon as possible.
Here’s a helpful guide to get you prepared for the switch:
Like with any new change to the website, the SB Nation staff is taking feedback. This will be an evolving platform that will hopefully continue to improve as we all adjust and give our thoughts on what needs to be added/deleted. So if you have any feedback, please do not be afraid to email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will also be scanning comment sections to see where improvement is needed and what new features are being enjoyed.