The Internet is nothing if not a rapid stream of change. A lot of this change is good. Some of it is not so good – case in point: Facebook is changing the way its comment widget works, and we’ve had to reconfigure the way commenting works on our site. As a side-effect, past comments made on book pages via the Facebook commenting widget will no longer show on our site.
First, let us say that we’re as sad about this as you are. Commenting on books is a key part of community. You’ve done great work and garnered amazing comments. We hate to see them go away. We looked at this issue from all angles and thought about ways to salvage your hard-earned comments, but it just wasn’t possible. Comments made without the Facebook widget will still show up, however.
We’re switching to our own home-brewed commenting widget, however, so the ability to make comments will remain. And we’re working on ways to improve our overall community experience in the bookstore.
Thanks for weathering the changes with us. Got questions? Put them in the comments section below.