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Our switch to Facebook commenting

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Today, we officially switch to using Facebook commenting on dailyherald.com.

We're excited about the change. You'll be able to more easily share your thoughts and opinions with your friends and family on Facebook. And you won't have to remember a separate dailyherald.com login.

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But the switch isn't just a technical one.

The life of a story is no longer over once it's published; it's now just beginning. We don't simply recognize that philosophy; we embrace it. Facebook commenting will allow us -- and you -- to have a more fruitful, ongoing conversation.

Daily Herald journalists will now regularly be answering your questions, plus posing a few of their own. We want to hear from you. What else would you like to know about our story? Is there information we need to better tell it? What has been your experience? Ask your questions and we'll do our best to answer them.

We also will be rolling out a new column in which we will highlight a comment that raises a compelling issue. Jim Slusher, our opinion page editor, will be taking those comments and writing a separate column on questions raised.

There are still some general rules that apply. Keep your comments civil and constructive. No hate speech. No name-calling. No personal attacks. No jokes on crime, accident or death stories. And no fake accounts; you do need to stand behind what you say.

The Daily Herald has always been a community newspaper. You are at the heart of the community. We are looking forward to a richer conversation.

• Got a question about this change? Ask me right here. Or need help signing up for Facebook? Check out our page with common questions and answers at dailyherald.com/info/comments.

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