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Beginning today, readers will notice a new way of commenting on the Calgary Herald that we hope will facilitate better conversations on our website.We are partnering with Viafoura, a smart moderation platform, which uses a combination of human and AI moderation to eliminate spam, interrupt disruptive commenters, keep users on-topic and add to the commenting experience.Viafoura is used by a large number of media providers across North America and Canada, including The National Post, CBC and Sportsnet.The new tools will provide the opportunity to follow conversations and get notifications about new comments. You will now be able to flag offending comments, use up and down votes to convey sentiments, and better manage your comments and online community. Subscribers can use their existing account to sign in.When we switched over to our previous commenting system the intention was to force more accountability and remove the negative part of the conversation by connecting online comments back to individual Facebook accounts. A lot has changed and we have listened to your feedback. We are excited about how these new tools will enhance your experience on the Calgary Herald.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.We want to keep you in the conversation as we introduce our new platform and community guidelines. Please reach out to ReportComment@postmedia.com with questions or concerns about your experience.Lorne MotleyEditor-in-chief