Ladies and gents, tweeps and peeps, fans and haters, we present to you Spot.IM, the new commenting system for Twitchy.

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You know what that means, right? No, we’re not giving away punch and pie (we told management this should be a thing but OH NO). It means those irritating and quite frankly annoying Disqus comments are a thing of the past.

Finito.

We told ya’, SO much whoohoo!

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And just so you know, the registration process for the new Spot.IM system is self-explanatory and pretty straightforward (heck, even we Twitchy editors figured it out). Rather than using a global restrictive platform like Facebook, Spot.IM allows us to manage things in-house (and will allow you a single sign-on across all our of Townhall Media properties). The system is easy to use and allows those who moderate comments here at Twitchy to drop the hammer on basement-dwelling trolls while doing our best to promote freedom of expression.

Crazy talk, right?

There are several reasons why we chose Spot.IM. First, Spot.IM allows commenting to happen in real-time, which leads to great, spontaneous conversations. Spot.IM also has a newsfeed function which will display popular, related articles that have lots of ongoing conversation on the site to keep you in the know (and we know our readers like to be ‘in the know’). Finally, there is also automatic moderation to keep the, ‘You too can make $10,000 at home weaving baskets’ spammers away.

Still no punch and pie but we’re working on it.

We invite you to register as soon as the system goes live and encourage you to play around with it. Let us know what you think. If you have any issues, problems, or feedback, please send an email to [email protected]

Note: If you’d prefer to continue using your Disqus login it’s still super easy to log in, all you have to do is look for THIS button: