Dappered to soon switch to Disqus Comment System
Update: The switch is complete. Let us know what you think!
Joe: I honestly thought it was pronounced DIS-kess. Like one of these things. (And please, never use an orange cone as a substitute). Turns out it’s actually pronounced the same as the word “discuss.” Which is appropriate since it’s a commenting tool, which we are switching over to in the not too distant future.
There’s a bunch of advantages to switching to Disqus for comments, but like my pronunciation intuition, it’s not perfect. One thing I do know for certain, is that I truly appreciate how active everyone has been in leaving comments. All the extra suggestions, opinions, votes, etc … It’s a huge part of the site. And you guys all do it with an unheard of level of civility.
Read the comments section under any story on a news website and you’d be hard pressed not to come to the conclusion that civilization has one foot in the grave. People will write things behind their anonymous screen name that if they said the same to someone’s face in a bar… they’d rightfully get punched in the mouth. That doesn’t happen here. You guys really get it. You get that writing a comment on a website should be like you’re speaking to someone in person. And for that you have my genuine thanks. I look forward to the continued discourse that you guys bring to the site. Disqus will hopefully make it even better.
Here’s what to expect:
Paul: Disqus is commenting tool that provides a number of great features. My three favorites:
- The ability to comment using your Twitter or Facebook ID
- Being able to instantly tweet / share a comment
- Allowing users to subscribe to a comment thread and receive emails when somebody replies to one of your comments
But the best feature is probably one you’ll never see: better spam moderation. We literally receive thousands of spam comments per day. It’s a pain to wade through all of them.
While we transition, old comments will be temporarily unavailable while we import them into the new system. To post a comment after the switch, you can comment anonymously, create a Disqus account, or sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account.
As always, leave us a comment to let us know what you think.