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Open Comments Now At BMED Report!

screenshot of bmedreport.comAfter much internal deliberation, we are pleased to announce that open comments are now available at BMED Report. Now any reader can post a comment with minimal hassle (only provide a name and email in the user comment form – no account required). We welcome all readers to join the conversation!

Previously, comments were closed by default and only healthcare professionals who signed up for a user account were allowed to post comments. This significantly hindered the social aspect of our website, which is more important than ever these days. In fact, we received frequent email complaints from readers about the inability to post comments without hassle.

We are optimistic that this new move toward open comments will spark discussion and debate about our hopefully interesting and many times thought provoking articles! Please know that all comments will be regularly monitored. Those that are inflammatory or outright false will be deleted. This does not mean the controversial or unconventional opinions are not welcome – quite the contrary!

Existing subscribers can choose how to post their comment – either by first logging in as they normally have done or to simply enter the required information into the comment form (no log-in required). Both methods work equally well; however, by logging in, your comment will be linked to your user account and displayed in your specific contributors page.

We welcome your feedback on these new changes. Feel free to submit your feedback as a comment to this article or to let us know privately via our contact form.

As always, thank you for your readership.

2 Responses to Open Comments Now At BMED Report!

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    Christopher Fisher, PhD May 12, 2011 at 7:44 AM #

    For those who subscribe to our comments via email or RSS, you might notice a slight increase in spam comments now that we have open comments. However, this will temporary as we have installed a sophisticated spam filter that should reduce spam to virtually zero. It takes the spam filter a little time to learn what is legitimate or spam at our specific website. Thanks for your patience with this.

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    Christopher Fisher, PhD May 20, 2011 at 7:39 AM #

    I added a new comment tracking system this morning that allows users to track comments of specific posts (notice the check box at the end of each comment). In other words, you can sign up to receive an email when someone replies to your comments or even to a specific post in general. Basically, it allows you to track conversations on specific articles more easily.

    I hope our readers like (and use) this new feature. I want to invite readers to try this out and send me your feedback (contact form is here:

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