Starting today, the Arizona Daily Star is consolidating all reader comments to our Facebook page.

The Star started using Facebook's commenting system in 2013. It requires readers to sign in through Facebook before they can add comments to our stories.

The vast majority of readers who comment do so on our Facebook page, where we post most of the stories we publish in print and on, our website.

So to keep the conversations in one place, we're shutting off the comments feature at the bottom of individual stories and moving it all to Facebook.

If you already post comments to the Star's Facebook page, nothing will change. If you post directly to stories from the Star's website, you'll need to switch over to our Facebook page.

— Jill Jorden Spitz