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Look who’s talking

Coffee talkLa Cieca is proud to share with her cher public (pictured) the transition of to a new commenting system powered by, which will be in place and running within the next day or so. Read on after the jump! 

In order to comment on, you’ll need to login with a account. This login process is very simple.

If you do not already have an account with Disqus, please take a moment to sign up here. You can sign up using your Twitter, Facebook, or Google account or a valid email address.

When you are prompted to choose a “Name,” La Cieca suggests you select some version of the alias you are currently using under the old commenting system.

For instance, if you are currently commenting here under the name “Albanese Fan,” you might select “Albanese Fan” or “AlbaneseFan” or “Albanese Fan 2016” or some such as your new user name.

Once you’ve created your Disqus account, you can at your leisure go here where you can upload an image to use as your Avatar.

The entire signup process will take only a couple of minutes.

If you already have a Disqus account and wish to comment using that account, that is also fine.

La Cieca is assured that all comments made before the transition (for example, comments made today) will be preserved and displayed using the Disqus format.

If you have any questions, please email me at

  • rhinestonecowgirl

    As I already had a Disqus account, I’m afraid that PushedUpMezzo has gone a bit downmarket and will now be known as rhinestonecowgirl.

    • laddie

      NOOOOOO! One of my most favorite names here is PushedUpMezzo. (Can I use it?)

      • rhinestonecowgirl

        Doesn’t bother me, but be aware that you might get blamed for some crass comment I made years ago. Must say it feels a bit like an organ transplant.

    • DonCarloFanatic

      You can change your user name on your Discus account.

      • rhinestonecowgirl

        Thanks, but it might be confusing elsewhere.

  • Nell TuoCuor

    Well, I’ll try anthing… once. Forgot that I had a Disqus account. But no appropriate pictures currently available. Love and kisses to all from Iowa.

  • Leontiny

    Thank you LaC. So easy. Congrats on the overhaul to your fabulous site.

  • Sirotah


  • Clicking on a comment, either in the left margin or on the comments feed, no longer takes you directly to that comment in a thread, but to the beginning of the thread…Has anyone else had that problem?

    On the positive side, I note that it is now possible to upload images directly?

    • Same here.

    • mountmccabe

      That’s how the old system worked for me. Clicking on a comment in the left margin never took me to the actual comment, just the post.

    • Armerjacquino

      It always depended which page the comment was on.

    • manou

      It will take you directly to the comment if you click on the time under the comment (e.g. “2 hours ago”). If you click on the title of the thread just above it takes you to the thread.

  • Sirotah

    One minor quibble post Disqus is that I can no longer pinch and zoom the page in my mobile browser. That said, I far prefer the new comments implementation over the old one.

  • Jamie

    So this means we can upvote and downvote each other’s comments

    • La Cieca

      Yes, the highest rated comments will be seen at the top of the display in the default sorting order. Note that you can also choose to sort comments by “Newest” or “Oldest.”

  • just a sweet, kind and humble check in because at 243 years and eight months old these things are hard for me. The ONLY things that are hard for me, save internal organs (sob).

    • grimoaldo2

      Oh! MrsJohn Claggart, how nice to see you posting here again! We all really treasure your contributions (well, maybe I should not presume to speak for everyone, many of us do) and I hope you will favour us with your thoughts and wonderful stories in the coming days and months and years!

      • Thank you, grimoaldo2, you are very kind and I remember your comments very fondly. One can’t have strong opinions perem

    • Only the other day I was wondering where you were -- it’s been a long time.