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Commenting FAQ

Do I need to have a Facebook account to comment?

Yes, you need to have an active Facebook account to comment.

How do I sign in through the article?

After you enter your comment, when you click on “Comment,” a pop-up widow will appear asking you to sign-in via Facebook. If you do not see the pop-up window after you click on “Comment,” make sure that you have your pop-up blocker turned off.  

If you are already signed-in to Facebook on your computer or device, you won’t be asked to sign-in.  You can simply post your comment.

How do I manage my account, change privacy settings, and share my comments?

You can learn about these options and more by visiting Facebook’s help center at https://www.facebook.com/help.

How do I manage Facebook notifications?

You can learn how to manage Facebook notifications at this link:  http://www.facebook.com/help/390022341057202/

Are the Terms of Use staying the same?

Yes they are, and you can find them at http://www.miamiherald.com/terms_of_service

Will Facebook be monitoring the comments now?

No, Facebook does not moderate comments.

Are we being paid by Facebook to do this?


What if I don’t want to participate in Facebook?

Only Facebook users will now be allowed to post comments on our articles.

Do I need to keep an active Facebook account to post?

We look for real names, some kind of picture, and enough information on it to convince us you are a real person. Whether you do anything else with your Facebook account other than using it to log in to our site is entirely up to you.

Will all my comments be posted to my Facebook page so everyone can see it?

 Not necessarily.  When you start to write a comment, you’ll be given the option of ‘post to Facebook’ right under it. All you have to do is unclick that box, and it will not be shown on your Facebook page.

Do I have to use my own photo?

 No, you can pick whatever else best expresses yourself as your photo. The photo shown is the main photo on your Facebook account page.

Can other people commenting see my personal information, e-mail, location, etc?

That depends on how you’ve set your privacy options.  Facebook has robust privacy settings.  You can set your privacy options by going here: http://www.facebook.com/help/privacy.

Do I need to have a Facebook account to read comments?

No, comments posted are public for everyone to see. However, if your workplace bans access to Facebook, the comments may be prevented from appearing.

What if I still have questions about the system and how to use it?

You can e-mail us at miamifeedback@miamiherald.com and we’ll help you out.