Changes to Have Your Say
Next week, we will make some changes to the News website's Have Your Say section.
The technology we currently use to host debates will be replaced by the system we use for our blogs - including this one. That system includes BBC iD, our sign-in process for comments and other user-generated content, which we are rolling out across BBC Online so you only have to sign in once to use any of our services.
This means old Have Your Say accounts will no longer be valid; so if you do not already have a BBC iD account, you will need to create one.
Some elements of the current service - including recommendation - will not be carried over to the new system, but we hope the switchover will address the most frequent complaint we get about Have Your Say: that comments take too long to appear.
We are not promising instant publication, but we are confident that moderation queues will be significantly reduced and the moderation process more transparent. With any luck, there should be a big improvement in your user experience.
The developments are the first step in a gradual development of our interactivity, and I look forward to keeping you up-to-date with further enhancements over the coming months.
Alex Gubbay is BBC News's social media editor.