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Come help us test a new live chat tool on Saturday!

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Instead of a gamethread, we’ll be using a live chat feature.

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Hello, Suns fans!

SB Nation is hard at work behind the scenes developing new tools and features to improve the fan experience on our communities. We’re currently running a test pilot for a new live chat tool and we wanted to test it out on Bright Side of the Sun during Saturday’s day game against the San Antonio Spurs.

What this means for you:

  • Instead of a normal game thread, as you’re accustomed to, there will be a live chat post, with the chat embedded in the body of that post. Comments will still function as normal elsewhere on the site.
  • The live chat will go live around 10 minutes before tipoff (which is at 11 a.m. PT) and will remain open until about 10 minutes after the game ends.
  • You may need to confirm your email address that is tied to your SB Nation commenting account, but otherwise you should just be able to click in and start chatting!
  • We want to make sure you like the experience, so we’ll be posting links to a survey throughout the game so you can share your thoughts on what you like, don’t like, or how we can improve the feature.

The chat feature works just like other live chat programs you may be used to (YouTube live comments, Twitch, Slack, etc.), so it will be a different experience from normal comment threads, but one we hope you’ll enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you there on Saturday. Go Suns!