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01.07.14 New_Featured_Comments

Introducing “featured comments”

January 7, 2014 ·

by Mia Gralla

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Here at Livefyre, one of our biggest goals is to help our customers build thriving communities around their content. Today, we are releasing a new feature that will make this easier than ever. The new Featured Comments display enables editors and community managers to feature quality comments as “Editor’s Picks” above the comment stream. And in true Livefyre innovation, we are the first commenting system to release this feature.

With Featured Comments, editors and moderators can encourage more meaningful conversation. There have been several recent studies on the influence of comments, including a recent experiment by the Guardian that found that the tone set early on in a comment thread heavily influences a reader’s perception of the article. By highlighting the most meaningful comments at the top of the comment stream, other community members will be encouraged to contribute more thoughtful comments.

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This new feature is now available to all Livefyre customers free of charge, including our 550+ enterprise customers and 75,000 community comment installations. If you are currently a StreamHub customer, you can learn more about Featured Comments in Answer Central and if you have our free Community Comments product you can learn more here. And if you aren’t currently a customer and want to learn more about our commenting products or other real-time applications, check out Livefyre.com now!

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8 comments
JoWood9009
JoWood9009

Thank you for the great info! Finally there will be less spam, I hope.

JeremyAldred6408
JeremyAldred6408

Wow! This is some amazing news! Finally the spam will be set to minimum! Thanks for sharing it! 

Livefyre
Livefyre

@MatthewKnell thanks! We've enjoyed seeing them sprout up on sites today. (And if you have any questions, just let us know :)

kristinhersant
kristinhersant

This will be useful for so many sites... exciting news!

spietka
spietka moderator

I'm excited to see this new feature, 'Feature' available as I think it will dramatically shape the content and discussion of any media being discussed. People are always guided by examples of what is exceptional and as the conversation evolves, so can the featured comment(s)! Niccceeee!

Webjobbing
Webjobbing

Thats great, in this way the "best" or the quality comments will show up on top