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Gizmodo Comments Update: Notifications, Profiles, Bookmarks

We’re continuing to upgrade the awesome membership-based commenting system we rolled out last month. Now you can get notifications when someone replies to one of your comments, share your profile with others and bookmark stories for later reading.

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You’ll see notifications appear in your user bar at the top of the screen whenever someone replies to one of your comments.
(We’re working on adding replies using @usernames; that will be in a future release.)

By default, you’ll also get a daily email at 8am telling you of any replies. You can adjust the frequency of this email or switch it off altogether in your profile:

Profiles for users are also now viewable, at www.gizmodo.com.au/user/*username*/. If you want your profile to be private, you can switch to this in your preferences. You can also add links to your other social networking identities to your profile page if you wish.

In a pure genius move by our design team, Ben White and Rob Hussey, the emails are simply a summary of the notifications, not an email for every single notification, meaning we won’t spam you with emails.

Bookmarks were a feature we actually hadn’t planned initially, but have added in response to a reader request. We’re listening! Click the Bookmark button on any story to add it to your list. You can access them via your profile (but they aren’t visible to others).

As ever, we’ve tested this stuff carefully, but the nature of life online is that stuff sometimes breaks. If you have issues, get in touch using our contact form or just leave a note on this story.

Thanks for all the feedback so far: we want this to work well for readers and we’re always open to suggestions!

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