just one little thing to disqus…

November 30, 2012

As you may have noticed if you tried to leave a comment, Weird Things is moving to Disqus for comment management. In keeping with my previous policies on commenting, it will allow for you to post anonymously if you so choose so there’s no need to sign up for an account. However, since so many of us now have social media accounts, I thought it would make perfect sense to allow them to be used here to extend the conversations here into related blogs and collect what other social networks are saying about Weird Things’ posts and what better way to do that than to use a massive platform already utilized by major sites? Of course as with any integration, the system needs time to process the existing 6,200+ comments and assign them to their posts. But rest assured that just because you don’t see a comment you made, it’s doesn’t mean it’s gone, it’s just being plugged into Disqus and I have backups of it just in case…

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  • TheBrett

    This is very good news. I love the DISQUS system, particularly since it makes it so easy to do follow up comments (and allows all manner of formatting).

  • gfish3000

    Well, the old system did allow for all sorts of comment formatting too but it wasn’t as obvious and integration with social media sites from scratch was not a project I had the time or energy to undertake. I’m very glad you like it.

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    Disqus does have formatting, but it requires a little knowledge of HTML. You can use the tag for making text bold, for example.

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    Nice to see you switch to Disqus. I hope you like it.