About bbspy Profiles and Comments

We love to hear your Big Brother opinions at bbspy, which is why we offer commenting areas on our articles – and now you can even register your own bbspy Profile! Here is information on how to use these features.

bbspy Profiles

We are now allowing users to register their own accounts on bbspy named ‘bbspy Profiles’. A bbspy Profile gives you several advantages while commenting, including a reserved username and the ability to upload your own avatar. If you are playing our new Dream Team game, commenting while logged in to your bbspy Profile will also help you earn Swaps.

To register and log in to your bbspy Profile, use the links at the top of the page.

Avatars

If you have a bbspy Profile, you can now upload your own custom avatar that will display next to your comments. To do so, click the ‘Edit Profile’ link in the header while logged in and follow the instructions.

bbspy also supports Gravatars. If your bbspy Profile does not have a custom avatar, or you do not have a bbspy Profile, we will instead display your avatar from Gravatar.com, which will appear next to all comments you leave with your Gravatar.com-registered email address on all supported websites.

CAPTCHA & Remember Me

Unfortunately due to an increase in comment spam we’ve been forced to introduce CAPTCHA verification on comment forms. We are now using Google’s new reCAPTCHA system, which should only require you to tick the ‘I’m not a robot’ box before submitting your comment. On rare occasions it may ask you to answer further verification questions.

However, you can bypass verification when commenting by using your bbspy Profile.

Alternatively, there is an option for you to disable verification after your first comment. To do so, tick the box labelled ‘Remember my details & disable verification’ when submitting your first comment. This will remove the CAPTCHA and remember your name and email address so they’ll be automatically filled in for your future comments. Please note this feature will set three cookies on your computer.

If you want the form to forget your details and reset verification, untick the ‘Remember my details & disable verification’ box when posting your next comment, or click the ‘Reset’ button in the form.

FAQs

What are the advantages of signing up for a bbspy Profile?
Signing up for a bbspy Profile currently enables you to:

  • Play our Dream Team game and earn Swaps
  • Reserve your username for your exclusive use
  • Upload a custom avatar without having to sign up to Gravatar
  • Bypass CAPTCHA verification when commenting

Further exclusive features and perks for bbspy Profile users may be added in the future.

How do I sign up for a bbspy Profile?
You can sign up for and log in to your bbspy Profile using the links at the top of the page.

Why can’t I upload my chosen image as my avatar?
Please note that the image you want to upload as your avatar must be in a JPG, GIF or PNG format with a maximum file size of 300kb, and maximum dimensions of 2000 by 2000 pixels.

Why have parts of my avatar image been cut off?
User avatar images on bbspy are square shaped, so if you upload a rectangular image as your avatar it will automatically be cropped and/or resized to make it a perfect square.

Can I still sign in with my Facebook or Twitter accounts?
Unfortunately we do not support signing in with Facebook or Twitter at the current time. If you have used these features in the past and would like to revoke our access to your profile(s), please follow these instructions:

  • Facebook: Visit the ‘App Settings’ page in your settings section on Facebook.com, then click the cross icon beside the ‘bbspy Comments’ app.
  • Twitter: Visit your settings section on Twitter.com, click ‘Apps’, then click the ‘Revoke Access’ button beside the ‘bbspy Comments’ app.

I am having problems with my bbspy Profile
Click here to contact us – please let us know as much detail about them problem(s) as possible