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Monday, December 6, 2010

Should I use Disqus? Vote in my poll!

I don't like my commenting options here, so I'm looking into other things. I kind of like Disqus because it gives you a bunch of options, like being able to comment with your Facebook or Twitter account. (Also, they have impressive customer service. Apparently all you have to do is say "Disqus" on Twitter and suddenly you've got @disqus asking if they can be of any help. Seriously, do you guys pay a dude for that? That's a nice job to have). See my screen shot below of a comment that I definitely made on a blog that uses it.



See how you have all those options there? I like all those options; having that Facebook option might get my non blogger buds commenting more. The problem is that you can't use your Blogger/Google ID to comment, which is what about 95% of you use to comment here. And that's kind of half the point, really, when you comment on somebody's blog, another person will come along and remark "Oh, my, what a witty and marvelous response that person just made about goat sex! I must immediately click on their name so that I may read their blog forever and ever more." Personally, I would rather people click over to my Twitter feed, because I think I do some of my best work over there. You can always just use your name and blog address, or you can register with Open ID, but then I don't want to frighten my Luddite friends who might get so confused by this new feature they would never come back! (I don't want to mention any names and therefore embarrass anybody, so let's just call him or her "Sizable Patriarch Neurological Disorder").

Anyway, you guys are the ones commenting, what do you think?* Should I switch? I can always switch back, I guess. Vote in my poll! It's at the top of the sidebar ----------->




* You realize, of course, that I don't actually care all that much about what you think and I only do these things so that I can get you all to make snarky and obnoxious comments and thus make me laugh? You do realize that, right? Also because I want to see how many votes bacon can get. Bacon always wins.



15 comments:

Ashley said...

I was thinking about switching too but I do like the connection to the google account. One of my fav blogs uses discus and it seems to work well. I heard it's really easy to reply to your commenters since they always enter an email address. Blogger/google only give you the option to email a response if their email is linked to their profile.

Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...

I have no idea what is going on, so I'll just say...bacon.

Mrs. Monster said...

I use the name/URL to comment, only because my blogger account is actually tied to my real email & name. I do love being able to get to other's blogs through comments thought... and I use my twitter to follow on GFC. I've tried using other commenting options on my own blogs and always go back to blogger. BUT. I've never used discus. So I really am not very helpful. ;)

Big Daddy Autism said...

This passive aggressive Luddite, who loves the way your comments work now, is going with bacon too. I always go with bacon. Bacon and keeping the comments the way they were so I could be lazy and use my google id. But mainly bacon.

Lynn said...

I have no idea. I don't know the difference. But I generally like cured pork products.

jillsmo said...

And you call yourself a Jew? Oh, wait, no you don't.

Tina@ www.theteethingmom.com said...

The cool kids are saying bacon. So, bacon.

@jencull (jen) said...

I haven't tried Disqus from a blog owners point of view but have no problem using it as a commentor. TBH the only advantage I see to it is that one can reply directly to comments, but then again that also means that you HAVE to reply to all or none! As for getting other people to comment, they might, or they might not be comfortable doing so, regardless of what you use.

Try it out, what is the worst that can happen? You hate it and take it off again.

Jen

WTH am I Doing? said...

I have disqus & I like it well enough. I really wanted to be able to reply to commenters on my blog.

My only real thoughts about it...
1. I usually get 2 comment notifications - 1 from blogger & 1 from disqus.

2. I still have no idea if commenters get an email notification that I have replied to their comment.

The lousy commenting system on blogger is probably my biggest motivator to considering the switch to wordpress. And I only get like 4 comments. LoL

jillsmo said...

I've commented on other blogs that use disqus and I don't get notifications when there's a response, which I find really annoying. But I like Jen's attitude, the worst that can happen is I hate it and take it off. Best case scenario, we'll all know that bacon won.

MommyToTwoBoys said...

I use Intense Debate with ComLuv added. I like it because it gives my commentors a chance to showcase their last post, which is nice :) And I can reply to anyone with an email and it appears on my site. I like it, but don't love it.

So, like most others, I voted for bacon.

Jessica said...

I agree with WTH, can't figure out who actually gets my replies but do like that I can comment back instead of just at the end of my comments that I know no one is coming back to check once they've already commented anyway. Do what Jen said, it's easy to remove.

crogers said...

Maple Bacon.

tulpen said...

If it ain't broke, don't fucking fix it. Please.

Also? Bacon. Please.

JennieB said...

I used Disqus and although I loved the features (especially threaded comments), I HATED that half the time it didn't load (I'm on blogger too) so no one could comment. Plus, you have to make sure to keep comments in sync, which I thought I was, but when I finally removed Disqus, I lost all my comments and could not get them back. It sucked big time. So I'm sticking with blogger's comments and just hoping they add the ability to reply to a particular comment.

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