Since last Wednesday, there has been no comment activity on this site. As disorienting as our day-to-day has been without witty insights, well thought-out critiques, demoralizing complaints about the current state of Gawker, and requests to rehire Richard Lawson, I'm happy to announce that this Thursday, the new comment system will be unveiled.

Comments weren't being disabled for a full week to punish you, but to give the tech team time to make additional adjustments so your commenting experience will be more pleasant.

If you'd like some more insight on what the goal of the new system is, here's a recent Gigaom interview with Nick Denton.

We'll see you Thursday, sunshines. Thank you for your patience.