Disqus integration

DisqusI’ve been toiling over the idea of integrating DISQUS into my site to provide a better way to allow site visitors to comment. I’m not sure how it’s going to work out, so consider this an experiment for now.

The idea behind Disqus is that commenting becomes more interactive for readers of this site and others. By using Disqus I’m attempting to make this site more a conversation as opposed to the usual: I post something, you read, you think about posting a comment and then talk yourself out of it. That’s not to say it won’t still be that way, but I digress.

Older posts won’t be affected. If comments exist on an older post, and the discussion is still open, those comments will still use the standard WordPress commenting system. New posts and those with no comments, where commenting is still open, will utilize Disqus.

If you hate the new system, let me know. It’s not going to hurt my feelings one bit. But if you dig it, I encourage you to sign-up for Disqus as well. You can friend me on Disqus by going to: disqus.com/people/cdharrison.

Now, let’s get this conversation started, shall we?

10 Replies to “Disqus integration”

  1. So this is Disqus… Hope you don’t mind, yet I’m going to use this thread to make my first post. ttyl.

  2. No problem at all :)

  3. Nice, man. I think Disqus is about to some disruptions. There is a ton of buzz across the interwebs.

  4. I hope it doesn’t effect the quality of service. That’s the quickest way for people to stop using it.

  5. you hope the QoS isn’t affected by it’s growth? If you mean like twitter, i agree. I hope to see Disqus thread off-site discussion back into the originating sources. It would be cool to see conversations that happen on twitter, FF, whatever, logged somehow.

  6. Yeah, sorry, my previous comment made little sense. My primary concern is that if Disqus goes offline or decides they want to charge for the service, that we’ll be locked out of the conversations that occurred on our sites…

  7. Indeed, a LOT of faith is required on behalf of disqus powered blogs (& blog-owners).

    What will happen if a post via Disqus (on your blog) offends a user. Will disqus administrators over-step there borders and administrate your blog’s comments?

    What if it goes off-line? What if Google discredits disqus comments and all that keyword rich content is blacklisted? What happens when the pharmacy spammers show up?

    Still to many what-ifs.

  8. These are some really good questions. Maybe we should move this over to http://getsatisfaction.com/disqus

  9. I just posted a new question here: http://getsatisfaction.com/disqus/topics/will_t

    No Disqus employees are on GetSatisfaction yet, but hopefully that’ll change…

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