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How do you make a comment... I see comments (0), but not a link to make a comment.

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frankspin

The post is from 2006, so comments have been disabled. Commenting on posts gets disabled when a set period of time is hit.
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dave

Snap! Good find, Frank! Thanks.
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Xlander

Having to add tags to make a post is ridiculous as well.
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dave

Eh, I'm going to disagree. Tags help organize and sort posts within the Engadget Forums -- they're basically analogous to "topics" in a normal discussion forum, but give users more flexibility (e.g., you can tag multiple products and categories to a particular post).
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dave

You need a Livefyre account to make comments on a story. You can create or sign into your Livefyre account by viewing the comment section of any story and clicking "Post as..." just below the comment box.
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Xlander

On the note of your answering to the question at hand, thank you. I signed up but nothing changed on the engadget website there still isn't a link to post a comment.

I have to disagree with that. I tried to create a tag, but it didn't accept anything that wasn't a spamvertisement. Only linked products. That means not really a tag. A forced advertisement scheme. But I suppose that is because I work with standard forums that are standardized across many webpages.

Mind you this is for what should be a simple question to answer, and doesn't need tags. It would also seem that I am not tag minded. I went through 6 tags attempts and not one that I used made sense or related to this post so how does one make a post that refuses to use your attempts at tags?

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dave

I'm sorry, it's not a "spamvertisement" and it's ridiculous to make such an assertion. It's a tag linked to our product database -- which you can basically think of as a list of curated tags. Opening up the forums to free-form tags would lead to significantly more spam and irrelevant posts and topics.

Perhaps we need to have better messaging on our end about how our forums work and the expectations we're trying to set. It's something we're working on and trying to improve.

With regard to Livefyre, that is a separate account that you need to specifically create inside the post you want to comment on. In essence, we're using two different commenting platforms: Livefyre for comments on blog posts, and a separate Engadget account for the Engadget Forums (basically where we're discussing this right now). Unfortunately, they aren't related, and it's causing a lot of confusion and trouble. This is something we're also working on resolving ASAP.

If you're still having trouble accessing Livefyre, send me a message and I'd be happy to investigate what's happening with your account: dave@engadget.com
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Xlander

Alright that makes sense. Thanks. Funny that it should pop up on bing results in the little side column like it was recent.
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