We're adding comments back to TED.com! You'll be able to join other TED talk viewers in vibrant discussions starting in November 2022. Here are answers to some key questions:
Can anyone comment?
While anyone who visits TED.com can read the comments, only logged-in TED.com account holders can add, reply to, or like comments. For help creating a TED.com account, visit How do I sign up for a TED.com account?
Why can't I comment on older talks?
For now, only select new talks published after the November 2022 launch will have comments. It's possible that may change in the future!
Who moderates comments on TED.com?
Comments on TED.com are hosted and moderated by OpenWeb, an innovative social engagement platform that uses both AI and human moderators to empower publishers like TED to shift discussions from social media back to their own online communities.
What are the rules for commenting?
Please visit the Community Guidelines link at the top of any comment section. It looks like this:
How do I flag or report a comment?
Click the "three-dot" icon next to a comment. This will open a window that will allow you to choose the reason for flagging this comment, and then submit a report to OpenWeb.
Why was my comment removed?
We're committed to healthy, safe, and tolerant conversations that discuss ideas and perspectives in productive ways. By their nature, TED talks often challenge conventional wisdom, so disagreements are part of -- in fact, necessary for -- growth. However, no community benefits from distractions or personal attacks. If the moderators determine that your comment doesn't positively contribute to the discussion, it will be removed.
I don't think my comment should have been removed.
You might consider re-wording your comment in a more constructive fashion, and re-posting it. That said, no moderation is perfect, so you can always reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about your comment’s removal.
How do I delete my comments?
Click the “three-dot” icon next to your comment. In the window that opens, choose “Delete.”
How can I see all of my comments?
Click on your profile avatar within the comment module. This will open a window showing your recent comments.
What happens to my comments if I delete my account?
The comments will remain, but they will be anonymized.