Introducing the new Edinburgh Evening News comment platform

The EEN website is introducing a new commenting platform for readers.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 5:33 pm
The EEN is launching a new and improved commenting system

We’ve been listening.

We know that many of our readers enjoy commenting with articles on Edinburgh Evening News website. We know that previously, the commenting function has not always been up to scratch. That's why we're excited to introduce a brand new commenting platform called Viafoura with your feedback at the heart of the changes.

What’s new?

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You can still comment on stories just like before, but now it’s easier. With the new platform, you can now log in using email or by using social media profiles like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can follow topics, reporters and other people who comment and also receive custom notifications.

In addition to commenting at the bottom of every article, you can now reply to other readers, up or down vote comments, flag inappropriate comments and receive notifications for replies to your own comments.

Joining in

Register with our website to start commenting. Click ‘sign in’ at the top right of our homepage, and then ‘sign up’ to create a new account for free.

You must log in to the EEN to be able to use these features. Existing registered readers and subscribers can continue to comment by using their normal account details to log in but you don’t have to be a subscriber to take part.


We have also improved comment moderation, which will now be 24/7 to provide you with a safer environment to share your views. Our expectations on the type of comments remain the same. We ask all commenters to respect each other, keep civil and debate issues. You can read our community guidelines here.

Over time, we’ll be releasing even more new features that will allow you to:

-Join live Q&As with our journalists on certain topics and events

-Get notifications when select Edinburgh Evening News authors or content topics are published and open for commenting

-Follow content from others users and our journalists through custom badges

We always welcome feedback so if you have any comments on our new platform, or need additional help using it, please contact sam.shedden[email protected]

Thank you for your ongoing support. From all at Edinburgh Evening News; we invite you to be part of the discussion and debate.

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