Toke Is Switching Comment Systems; Don’t Freak Out, Man


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If all goes according to plan, Toke of the Town, along with all its Village Voice Media sister sites, will be rolling out the new Livefyre commenting system throughout the day tomorrow (Friday).

This is a big switch, so there might be a bit of weirdness while all the databases update. This isn’t proof of some sinister conspiracy, and it doesn’t mean that the Cops Are Watching You®.
It just might take a little while for all the older comments to be imported into the new system and appear.
Here are a few relevant points about the new Livefyre commenting system and the allied My Voice Nation, a global profile system.

Livefyre and My Voice Nation


When conversation is happening about an article on Facebook or Twitter, you can now see that conversation within the commenting thread. You can also tag and import your friends from Twitter and Facebook within the comment stream yourself. 

True Real Time:

You can see who is listening to a conversation and read comments in real time, making it easier to jump right into the discussion.


You can choose to be alerted via email when someone replies to or likes your comment.

One Platform:

My Voice Nation is a global profile system for all Village Voice Media properties. Soon, you’ll be able to follow your favorite authors and news topics, giving yourself a customized experience of VVM’s sites. Starting today (Friday), your My Voice Nation profile is linked with your Livefyre account as one log-in. You won’t need a separate Disqus account to comment. Your My Voice Nation is your one account for everything.

Follow Your Friends:

You’ll be able to see what your friends are saying and doing on Village Voice Media publications and Voice Places now with this one account.

Easy Sign Up:

To sign up, just click “Sign in” in the new comments section. You can sign up with Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google or email.