Full commenting re-opened on DeSmogBlog

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Regular readers may have noticed a slow down in comments on DeSmogBlog over the last while. You may have also run into some difficulties logging into your account and publishing comments.

This was all due to some big upgrades in the functionality of our comment section that had to do mainly with shutting down the spam-bots that seem to enjoy visiting our site.

We have re-opened all commenting functions and if you were running into problems posting comments you shouldn’t now. If you find you’re still having problems send me an email at: [email protected].

We have also added a commenting policy to DeSmogBlog that will hopefully encourage a more meaningful conversation and avoid some of the massive flame wars that we’ve seen in the past. If you think we’ve missed anything in our comment policy please leave suggestions in a comment below or send me an email.

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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