When commenting you can continue to comment anonymously as a guest, WITHOUT logging in. Or you can choose to comment via myChive.
You’ll notice we changed to default sort order of the commenting from chronological (first-to-last) to what’s Popular Now. The reason for this is to reward users’ comments that may be newer and much more clever to rise to the top rather than defaulting to some mash-loading user who got to stamp “FIRST!” on the comments. This is also done to give users worldwide a fair shot at their comments making the top of the list.
Secret: What most people don’t know is that when we hit the PUBLISH button on theCHIVE the posts don’t instantaneously appear to everyone at the exact same time, there is up to a 1 minute lag depending on where you are located in the country or world. This evens the playing field.
Also, we know there are no downvotes at this time. We love hammering a downvote on somebody as much as the next guy, but Disqus’ platform doesn’t allow for it at this time. We will bring the downvotes back! But it might take a couple months. Luckily, the good comments are being pushed to the top now which will ensure trolls don’t thrive here.
While today’s release of myChive may look basic it is setting the foundation for some really cool stuff to come:
- Cross platform login so you can make a comment online, on our mobile site or on our mobile apps and it will show up across the board.
- Cross website login. We will be combining logins for theCHIVE family of websites. For example, when you are logged into theCHIVE, you’ll be logged into theBRIGADE, ChiveCharities, TheChivery and KCCOBrewery. This will allow users to manage their settings, notification settings, order history and donation history all from one central location
- The option to save your favorite galleries and videos on theCHIVE
-Follow other Chivers
- Chive Chat: If you are Following another Chiver and they are following you back, you can direct message them internally
-Rewards system: Get rewarded for uploading photos, commenting and ordering shirts with points to be used as discounts in The Chivery.
Much more to come! And again, thank you for your patience in working out the kinks!
Click HERE to signup for myChive and claim your name first.
John and Leo