For a very long time, SportingPulse have built commenting engines into our core software. We actually did this back in 2000, but realised we were a fair way ahead of the curve.
With social networking and conversation so prevalent online now, we are looking to plug in to Facebook to again drive engagement through sites throughout the Network.
It is simple enough to do and we've polled a few users who are positive about this. The benefits are that you engage discussion on social networks and in turn, those conversations drive people to your site.
At Step 1, we'd be looking to add a Facebook plug-in to your news pages, as follows:
|Commenting to be added to all news pages|
In Step 2, we'd like to add the same type of plug-in firstly to your summary results pages; and then ultimately to detailed results and stats.
|Adding comments to match results|
People know their comments are watched and the responsibilities around this. There are also moderation tools, from not publishing profanity, through to community flagging of anything deemed offensive.
Let us know if you have any concerns. Whilst we allow people to socialise scores and stats, its time we started to push forward on commenting on results and news on your websites.
We'd love to hear your feedback on this.