CUPERTINO, CA – OCTOBER 14: A member of the press inspects the new trrackpad on a MacBook Pro laptop after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptop computers.
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Starting today, readers will notice a new experience in our comment sections on the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and the Regina Leader-Post. We are partnering with Viafoura, a smart moderation platform, which will help us build a better space for civil discussions on our sites.Viafoura is already working with CBC and Sportsnet in Canada, and media companies Gatehouse Media and Advance Local in the U.S. Their tools use a combination of human and artificial intelligence moderation to eliminate disruptive commenters, keep users on-topic and enhance the overall experience.We feel this is a significant improvement on our previous commenting system. With these new tools, users can follow discussions and get notifications about new comments. Subscribers can use their existing account to sign in, which makes the entire user experience more seamless. Among some of the other new features: users have the ability to flag offending comments, easily indicate their sentiments about content with simple up and down votes, and better manage their comments and community.As part of our switch to a new moderation tool, we are also introducing our Community Guidelines, which you can find here. For more details on our new system, please visit our FAQ.Heather PerssonEditor