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The way readers comment on WPTV stories changed today. Readers now will use their Facebook account to comment on WPTV stories, which is common among many other news websites.

More information about the new WPTV comments can be found in the FAQ below.

Q: Do I need to have a Facebook account to comment?

Yes. You can establish a Facebook account by going to

Q: Will my friends on Facebook see my comments?

By default, your comments are public and will appear on Facebook for your friends and other Facebook users. If you uncheck the box labeled ‘Post comment to my Facebook profile,’ your comments will not appear on Facebook.

Q: Why the change now?

Facebook is one of the most widely used platforms for sharing and conversation.

Q: Why does my Facebook profile picture and name appear on the comments page when I haven't even posted a comment?

Your profile picture will appear if you are signed in at It is not visible to anyone else until your comment is posted.

Q: Will people be able to view my Facebook profile or timeline if I post a comment?

That depends on your privacy settings. Those settings let you decide if people can see your profile or not and how much information to share with friends or others who use Facebook.

Q: How do I change my Facebook privacy settings?

To adjust your Facebook privacy settings, visit

Q: How do I report an inappropriate or abusive comment?

Hover over the upper right corner of the comment until an “X” appears. Click on the “X” and choose one of the options to report a comment as spam or abuse. The comment will be removed from your view. Moderators can then review the comment and determine if it meets our standards. Abuse reports will be tracked and users who are consistently abusive will be banned.

Q: Can I delete or edit my comment after it’s posted?

You can delete a comment. Hover over the comment, click the ‘pencil,’ then click ‘delete,’ and then click ‘confirm.’  Deleting a comment on the site will remove it from both this website and Facebook. Comments cannot be edited, but you can delete and repost.

Q: What if I don’t want to use Facebook to comment?

You will not be able to post comments on our site.