New Comments System


You might have noticed that most of the comments on this site stopped displaying earlier last week. After attempting several solutions to get things working again, I finally implemented a new comments system that will hopefully be more stable and efficient in the long run. Although several commercial solutions are available (i.e. Disqus), I went for a comments system that did NOT require registration or login through a social network and that did NOT send information to a shady third party server.

While I was able to salvage the 150,000+ comments that were accumulated since 2008, the “likes” were unfortunately wiped off and reset to zero. This new system has however some new features that you might enjoy such as:

  • Option to sign up for e-mail notifications upon comment replies
  • Option to share individual comments on social networks
  • Option to upvote AND downvote comments
  • “Load More Comments” button displays more comments on the same page instead of having to reload a new page

As an additional tweak, comments are now sorted by “most voted” by default, which might help keep things fresh and relevant. However, options to sort comments by oldest first or newest first are still nevertheless available. So feel free to test out the comments and let me know if you encounter issues.

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.



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9 months 11 days ago

Happy New Year Vigilant! And thanks for all the great work you do! I also wanted to say that I’m really, really, really, really, really (etc!) pleased you didn’t go for a comments ‘solution’ that requires registration with a third party or one that goes through a social media network like Facebook. More and more sites use one of those options now and I never use them. I like to keep the possibilities for being monitored to a minimum so I don’t use Facebook, Twitter or anything like that. I’m also always dissapointed when I can’t just comment if I don’t use those options. To me it seems a way of advance filtering and should not be what the internet is about. Many thanks!

9 months 11 days ago

Thank you for NOT using Disqus (aka Big Bro).

Elite's are Craps (#EaC)
9 months 11 days ago

Thank you so much for care about our privacy! I / We really appreciate that.. 🙂

9 months 11 days ago

Great job on the new comment system — and THANK YOU for not using Discus, et al

9 months 10 days ago

Good! Now, bring new posts! Im addicted to this site!!!

9 months 11 days ago

i like it. it looks nice and clean

9 months 11 days ago

Thank you so much for caring about our privacy! I really appreciate that. Can you do a story about the national driver licenses and the few states that refuse to comply? We are edging closer to the NWO

9 months 9 days ago

Can you comment on David Bowie. I don’t think he was controlled, but he sure pushed every boundary possible.

9 months 9 days ago

did you watch the vdo’s? Lazarus & Blackstar… he was contemplating his mortality…..

9 months 9 days ago

Have not watched it yet. Strange on Wiki (who can believe it anymore!), state that Bowie was verging on atheist and leaned towards to Buddhism. But check out Bowie at a full Wembley concert for a Freddie Mercury memorial and he gets on his knees and gets everyone to pray the Lord’s prayer! Had to know the truth!

9 months 8 days ago

Every “star” out there is controlled, no exceptions.

Jellified Skunk
9 months 8 days ago

I don’t think that’s true, no system is perfect and fail proof, but the elite would LOVE you to think theirs is, it’s not.

However, when it comes to Bowie, Vig very briefly mentions him in his early Lady Gaga articles because her makeup with the lightning bolt was then from his album ‘Aladdin Sane’, and Also go read Vig’s ‘Labyrinth’ review, which Bowie is in. I think that may give you since more insights to answer your question.

9 months 10 days ago

Thanks for rejecting Disqus. Lively discussion and honest POV are engendered by anonymous comments, the true foundation of a free internet.

Avid Reader
9 months 11 days ago

It works great, and I like the new color theme. Thanks.

9 months 11 days ago

I really like the new comments system; it is very smooth and convenient. Many thanks for your work in this site

9 months 11 days ago

great system

9 months 9 days ago

Can you please do an article about cloning in the industry… BoB the rapper has been exposing them lately as well as Tila Tequila. Hinting they both may have been cloned. Eminem is DEFINITELY a clone no doubt about it. Love you VC God bless!!

9 months 9 days ago

This is way better than the previous comment system.

9 months 10 days ago

Yes! Finally !

9 months 10 days ago

Looks great!
Have you heard of “FEMM”, VC?
It’s a japanese pop duo and their hole concept is that of mannequins coming to life and being handles by their agents (women in black). They act like mannequins the hole time, even out of stage and are always drasses in latex clothing imitating Nurse, Maid, Officer and other types of fetishist uniforms.
There’s a lot of transhumanism going on in their videos and songs, it would make a great article, I bet!

Keep up the good work!

9 months 9 days ago

Hello, was wondering (/hoping) you would do a write-up on David Bowie’s Blackstar and Lazarus videos, so full of symbolism and messages he is trying to reveal to the world. Thank you for all the decoding you do!

9 months 8 days ago

Happy new year..I love this site. Keep up the good work..I wish all sites would adapt to this system.

brother Dev
9 months 8 days ago

damn VC you coded this by yourself?

9 months 9 days ago

Yeah, for a while there I was wondering if my comments just didn’t get approved. Maybe so, but since I didn’t say anything against the rules, I will tell myself it was the hold commenting system who didn’t like what I had to say. I dearly love this site and share it with people all the time. If I win the lottery on Wednesday, I will be mentioning how the world needs to wake up and start researching this shadow elite system that’s running around unchecked… and then hire a lot of body guards.

Cookie Jones
9 months 11 days ago

I can’t agree with you more Agnes:)

8 months 22 days ago

So how do we opt in for notifications? I don’t see the option. I really would like to receive an email for every single comment as they can be very informative. Thanks.

9 months 6 days ago

Thank you!! I like that I don’t have to share my info with third parties

Henry Bowman
9 months 11 days ago

Please set up a RSS feed for the comments if you can.

9 months 7 days ago

David Bowie please… I’m so curious