How to comment and rate stories on

There's a new commenting system on and it gives you a little more flexibility than before.

Just like old times, you can comment on our stories to discuss and debate or to add your own follow-ups to our reporting. Your comments are connected to the profile you create, so you've always got a place where you can access all of them at once.

In addition to a new comment engine, we've added a rating system for our stories, which you'll find on every story page, just above the headline. You can rate stories on a five-star scale; our system will average out the ratings, so you can get a general idea of what people think of our coverage.

Head over to to sign up for an account and get started.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
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