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Some articles and content on the Smith College Web site allow you to post comments and to easily share those comments with your friends. To comment on an article or video, you must log in to one of the supported online services, such as Facebook, Yahoo or AOL. You can also choose to share the comment with your friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a Facebook account to comment on articles?

No, you may comment as long as you are logged in to any of the supported services. Pages using the Facebook commenting function also allow you to sign in with Yahoo, AOL and Hotmail accounts. Pages using the Disqus commenting function allow you to use Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, OpenID or a Disqus account.

You'll always be able to read others' comments whether you're signed into a service or not.

Why do I see my Facebook ID and photo on the bottom of some Smith pages when I haven't posted a comment?

If you are already logged in to your Facebook account, you will see your Facebook ID and photo along with the empty commenting box. Your Facebook ID and photo are not visible to other readers unless you choose to post a comment.

Will my friends on Facebook see my article comments?

Yes, but only if you leave the box check-marked "Post to Facebook" next to the "Comment" button.

Will people be able to click on my Facebook profile from my article comment?

Yes, but what they see is determined by your Facebook privacy settings. Those settings allow you to decide how much information you want to share with your friends or others.

Do you only want positive comments?

We want to encourage discussion about topics in stories. But please be civil. We reserve the right to remove comments.

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