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CagePotato PSA: A Change Is Gonna Come…

Got a couple things to share with you today, Potatoheads…

- We know that CagePotato’s commenting system sucks at the moment. It’s hard to log into, it’s buggy, and it’s been completely overrun by spammers. That’s why we’ll be switching to a Facebook-login system in the near future, which will be much easier to use, and will hopefully inspire a lot more of you to stop lurking and start leaving some comments on our daily posts.

- Speaking of “overrun by spammers,” it’s time to bid adieu to the CagePotato forums. They’ve actually become dangerous from a security standpoint, and we simply don’t have the resources to update/overhaul/monitor them so that they provide a positive experience for their few remaining users. In the immediate future, they’ll still be accessible at, but pretty soon, they’ll be gone. They had a good run, but it’s over.

As with any change to the environment of a website you’ve been visiting for months, or even years, now is the time to throw yourself out of a window and vow that you’ll never come here again. I know that some of these changes will negatively affect some of you — the loss of your beloved usernames, no more forums or handbag spam — but this is all being done to benefit of the majority of our readers, who will hopefully have a smoother experience on our site when this is all said and done. And after that, some upgrades to our mobile site will even make browsing CagePotato on your phone less aggravating. So trust us, take our hands, and together we will march forward into a promising future. Thanks, as always, for your support.


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Kintamachikara- August 10, 2013 at 8:15 am
as a long time lurker, occasional poster, FB hater and loyal CP reader, I too lament the passing of a family- like comments section.
Fuck the facebookery and constant tweefing that's all pervasive.
J.Jones- August 9, 2013 at 11:55 am
@everybody - I can only speak on my own behalf, but since neither I nor BG are involved in the actual overhaul, we only know what the IT guys tell us (which in my case is nothing).

Since I have your backs no matter how much you guys shit on me, I have suggested the disqus-style comments section mentioned here pretty much from the get-go and have passed it up as high as I can. I'm not sure if it is too late in the overhaul, but I will let you know as soon as I know more. Hope this helps and I truly, honestly appreciate (most of) your feedback.
CheechFace- August 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Thank you, genuinely, for replying J.J.
Even if it falls on deaf ears, with the higher powers.
deadw8- August 9, 2013 at 9:11 am
@CheckHisPee +1
Almost creepy how you read my mind on this one..

@FightZen +1
I am a user of Disqus on a swedish mma-website and it works really well so I cannot do anything but agree with your conclusion.

And last but not at all least: Why don't we have any answers from CP on these and the many other obviously relevant questions?
CheechFace- August 9, 2013 at 2:27 am
Just wondering if any of the guys at CP are reading any of these comments, or had you just prepared for there to be a backlash to this plan and just intended to ignore the outcry from your bread and butter.
Can we get a reply one way or the other?
NomadRip- August 8, 2013 at 4:21 am
I have nothing to rage about. It's time! to fix that stuff.

I wish I knew how to quit you...

(Okay lost original comment trying to log into the shittiest comment system on the interplanet, but it needed an edit anyway. But I'll leave in the part where Michael Buffer can't sue me since this account will disappear soon.)
CheckHisPee- August 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm
I'm not anti-FB, I have an account and I use it, hell, I even 'Like' CP on it. That having been said, there's way too many wannabe-hardcore-mma fans there, which is why I CHOOSE to come here to discuss this shit instead. This is where the real die-hards come (imo) to unleash their filthy, insult-laden diatribes/comments, which suits me right down to the ground. If the need to take a shot at something comedic, spew forth an endless tirade of curses, or just share an honest heartfelt opinion ever arises, then CP has been the spot to come and just fucking have at. Just like the cool, non-judgemental relative who always welcomes you to "Come on in, take a load off, and tell me what's on your mind". So I guess, at the end of it all, what I'm really tryin tosay is, please CP, DON'T take away our cool, non-judgemental relative.
CheckHisPee- August 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm
I'm more than willing to accept skewed 'thumbs up' numbers and spam-bots to maintain the status quo.
NomadRip- August 8, 2013 at 11:09 am
The status quo is a couple dozen people in the comments section telling dick jokes but not paying the bills.

More people use the FB page over this one already. Pretty hard to sell that to anybody with the check book.
crappiefloper- August 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm
I better read real quick that this decision was nixed.
towelie- August 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm
lol teep. just so you know, the facebook UFC fights are always broadcast live on youtbue as well everytime. just youtube search "UFC xxx prelims"
Mr_Misanthropy- August 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Thou hast enraged yon trolls with thy petty schemes, Wizard. Takest heed forthwith lest thou shouldest find thyself beset with curses and afflictions most terrible. Thou wilst grovel and pleadeth mercy to speedily return whence yonder golden kingdom of Spamelot. Ye verily.
teep- August 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm
STOP giving into the man, everyone!!! I don't watch facebook fights either. I will tell you what I tell my family and friends who don't think I am cool because they can't read my every thought on a website: "That place is gross. It is like licking a toilet for your computer (viruses) and your mind. When I decide to start licking toilets. I will let you know. Until then, the phone still works you lazy people." True story. Stay cool kids.
ArmFarmer- August 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm
I tried to chime in earlier but I can't log in via iphone anymore. Anyway, the only reason I made a facebook is to get my family off my back. All of my fb friends are relatives, so no, I'll not be associating that facebook account with this site. Nooo no no. Not going to make new one just for this either, for the same reasons others have pointed out. This will be the end of the comments section.
Jesus Frijoles- August 7, 2013 at 1:36 pm
It's not hard setting up a FB account. Not the point. Not at all, it's been said already, they just don't understand the target audience. The site owner's have always taken the commentor's and especially the forum for granted.Raise your hands kids if you are owed a t shirt??? It just seems that since Old Dad left, they never put much effort into the writing or day to day running of the site Then they have the effin gaul to blame spammers on the fucking forum. There has been spam on there for years and it's just now a problem. Seriously? Fuck you.There was no need to throw the moderators that work for MOTHERFUCKING FREE under the bus. That's bitter tasting sauce for being so weak Ben.But then again you probably never even knew any us anyway.Thanks for the shout out.
macreadysshack- August 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Uh, no guys, seriously; the sky really is falling.
macreadysshack- August 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm
Is it very difficult to set up a fake FB account?
Dizzylittlelord- August 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm
this is one of the very few sites i will happily log into via facebook and comment. good choice, it may be the last time many of guys here can tell everyone to suck a big old chode as well
Viva Hate- August 7, 2013 at 10:53 am
I say we all just become pests with horrible fake names, I call Henry Nadsworth Longfellow.
RwilsonR- August 7, 2013 at 10:25 am
Thanks for the vote of confidence macready. There has always been a good core crew of commenters here, with some like you, me and the names you mentioned being around here for years. There are some funny dudes, who are only made funnier by hiding behind anonymous names. I like that. If I want canned analysis, and guys just repeating fight metric stats to support fighter vs fighter arguments, there are plenty of other places to go for that.
CheckHisPee- August 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm
Soooo agreed.
drainplugofideas- August 7, 2013 at 9:00 am
Actually, save yourself the trouble. Just follow whatever advice shatterproof said below my comments.
drainplugofideas- August 7, 2013 at 8:59 am
I actually agree. Why not just use something like disqus or livefyre. People could easily comment, and we'd be able to post anonymously like we always have.
shatterproof- August 7, 2013 at 8:01 am
also, +1 for disqus. Beats using your real name from FB
shatterproof- August 7, 2013 at 8:01 am
How about a new photo slider wordpress plugin while you are at it. there are a thousand that are better than what you use.
deadw8- August 7, 2013 at 7:26 am
Yeah.. That sucks monkey-balls.
As Good As Anyone- August 7, 2013 at 5:29 am
No facebook? Good day mates, been nice commenting!
FightZen- August 7, 2013 at 4:27 am
Why not use Disqus? It's easy to login, you can create your own persona, AND we can track responses, fostering more open discussion. I agree with most... facebook login is no bueno. But disqus should do what you're looking for.