MyPost Launches

Starting today, when you comment on a washingtonpost.com article or column, or participate in one of our moderated discussion groups, your contributions to the site will be collected on your individual MyPost page.

Our goal is to provide you with a home base on the site, a page where you'll be able to both share and track your thoughts over time. When you post a comment to an article or discussion group, you'll be able to get to your MyPost page by clicking on your MyPost ID just above the comment or by clicking on your ID where it appears in the top left corner of the washingtonpost.com home page.

Other readers will be able to browse to your MyPost page from your comments and, once there, view what you've had to say or ask to message you by sending a "friend request". You'll see those requests on your page -- they won't be visible to others -- and may choose to accept them, turn them down or ignore them.

You'll be able to exchange messages with readers you've accepted as "friends" on the site, and those messages will appear on your page. By default, only you and your friends will be able to see them, although you can open them up to any site visitor by changing the settings in the Profile section of your page. You can also tell others about yourself in your Profile by uploading a photo or filling in a brief bio.

MyPost isn't intended to be MySpace or another general social networking site, but a feature that will make washingtonpost.com more useful to you and others. We'll be adding features to MyPost over the next few months and hope you'll email us with your comments and suggestions.

-- Karl Eisenhower, Assistant Managing Editor for Newsroom Operations & Hal Straus, Interactivity and Communities Editor

By Hal Straus |  May 8, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  | Category:  Content
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I like it. I think it will be a great way to actually see who is who on the site, and not have to deal with anon. trolls.

Posted by: amberdb | May 8, 2007 09:17 AM

Clicking on "wiredog" on the home page doesn't work, let's see if it works here.

Posted by: wiredog | May 8, 2007 10:24 AM

Nope. Doesn't work here, either.

Posted by: wiredog | May 8, 2007 10:26 AM

Can we have mypost on the blogs too? Pleeeeease!

Posted by: amberdb | May 8, 2007 11:16 AM

hi, i think this is a great idea. really super. but if it's launched already, why can't we access our posts when we click on our ID? please help. thanks.

Posted by: angelinalenahan.blogspot.com | May 8, 2007 12:37 PM

It is not set up on the blogs, but it works from other news articles. It should be set up on the blogs too!

Posted by: amberdb | May 8, 2007 02:32 PM

Uh, I just commented on an article, and it didn't give a link, either. This "MyPost" does not appear to be public at all. Are you sure you pushed it live? (Yes, I'm a Web geek.)

Oh, and will comments be connected to our IDs? My comment name is not the same as my WP user ID.

Posted by: The Cosmic Avenger | May 8, 2007 03:57 PM

Excellent.

Posted by: lcharters | May 14, 2007 10:00 AM

When will the Forums be restored to the state they were in when Lindsay was moderating?

Posted by: eerieindiana | May 14, 2007 10:37 AM

where is MyPost

Posted by: testing | May 14, 2007 12:38 PM

If this MyPost exists, then it is not showing up on my PC (tried using Opera and IE to find it).

Posted by: Tirade | May 14, 2007 05:15 PM

Well, clicking on my name doesn't work, and I can't make any comments after any articles. All I get is "View all the comments" and there are none, and "Make a comment" can't be accessed. Am I missing out on something or is this not operational yet?

Posted by: psherman | May 14, 2007 09:56 PM

This is a great idea. Perhaps this is why I haven't been able to post after the articles for the last week.

Posted by: Lynne | May 15, 2007 07:54 PM

I just posted a comment, it didn't show. What's up?

Posted by: Lynne | May 15, 2007 07:56 PM

This looks like a watered down version of usatoday.com's user profiles.

Posted by: Huh? | May 15, 2007 09:22 PM

A great idea indeed. I view it as an oppotunity to channel my random thoughts to all those readers of TWP at large. Tks

Posted by: Preet Patil | May 19, 2007 09:28 AM

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