On Monday, we posted an open letter to the management of Gawker Media, our parent company, regarding an ongoing problem that we here at Jezebel could no longer tolerate: horribly violent rape gifs that were consistently appearing in our comments. For months, we asked Gawker Media HQ for help with the trolling — but…
Those of you who read other Gawker sites probably noticed a new discussion system that breaks with the chronological system you've become acquainted with. We just launched it on Jalopnik. It's going to be great.
If you've logged into your commenting account today with your username and password, you probably noticed the prompt asking you to convert to third-party authentication through Twitter, Facebook, or Google. What's going on? Think of it like the AEV Hemi-Powered Jeep Conversion. It's a good thing.
If you're still experiencing issues with your Gawker Media / Jalopnik commenter account, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient. Our tech team is responding to people as quickly as possible.
With holiday auto executive house-cleaning in mind, it's time for a crash course in comments etiquette. What can you do? What should you definitely never do? What, in effect, do we want from you, fellow Jalopnik gearheads?
Starting this afternoon, readers with a Facebook account will be able to login and comment on Jalopnik using their Facebook profile. Hooray for progress!
Al Navarro is a co-founder of Mint Advertising, an independent advertising agency in New Jersey. On occasion we ask him to talk about certain topics in advertising. Today's not one of those days. Today he's talking about something even more near and dear to his heart — Jalopnik. He also drives a Caterham Superlight R…