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Commenting Is Fun, Commenting Is Cool

So my boy Human3rror turned me onto something that is already changing the face of the community of 6500 people who swing by here on a daily basis.
If you have commented here in the last few days you may have noticed a change.
Welcome to RagamuffinSoul’s Disqus comment system.
This will already take our ever growing community to another level.
Here are the quick reasons why I have installed this plugin…
1. It makes your comments as important as the blog posts.
2. It allows you to track peoples comments across the blogosphere. You can see what the commenters here are saying on other blogs.
3. You can reply to a particular comment and it will appear below that comment in “thread mode” so conversation can be more fluid.
4. You can give other commenters “ratings” so their comments move to the top of the discussion.
5. You can login to your own disqus account to keep track of all your interweb rambling.

So comment guys. Give it a shot.
I’m looking forward to seeing you guys take it up a notch.
From the Disqus blog…

Disqus commenting system adds threads, comment/user ratings, spam control, and user identities. The system can either replace all your comments (starting from nothing), or only be activated on new posts. If you find it’s not what you want, you can just deactivate the plugin to get back your old comments.

The forums are fully skinnable and RSS enabled. You can follow threads or comments from other commentors. Frequent forum users will he happy to hear that you can receive updates and post replies by email as well. But Disqus isn’t just a community of commentors, it’s also a community of forums. Diqus’ main site serves as a hub for the hottest or most recent stories across all Disqus blogs.

So there you have it.
Chat it up…
Los

  • dude, like i told you before…this is going to change the way things work around here. people are going to connect like crazy and discussion will be real discussions. i say “hold on to your hat!”
    let the community begin.

  • Adam@theepicbeat

    Video…noway.

  • Finally! This is what has always been missing from all other blog sites besides Livejournal. So exciting!

  • can't wait to see how this works!

  • Im extremely excited for this change, as I already use disqus comments on my blog, and this makes it even more seamless. It'll probably make more people click over to my site! 🙂

  • Will this allow my ridiculously awesome comments to remain perched at the top of the discussion where they can be reviewed by the tattered pastry faithful instead of being passed over, as reader interest wanes from shuffling through countless rants and a few fart jokes?

    'cuz that would be rad.

  • bcoop

    love this bro

  • I am digging the Disqus concept Waiting however to see if it's direct competition Intense Debate gets implemented into one of the upcoming releases of WordPress (seeing as it has been purchased by WP parent company Automattic)

    • I think I like Disqus' setup better where you can actually see what other comments people have left. I am not all that familiar with Intense Debate, but it seems like that was not quite as easily done.

      • You know.. I might just try and implement this now on my blog. When I checked Disqus out a few months back there was no ability to import or sync comments with your local WP database. Now that you can, it's not like you're making an eternal commitment. You can simply back out at any time!

        • Seesmic video reply from Disqus.

        • I am curious to see how your experience was when you tried it out. I agree with you on the syncing. That helped sway my decision because I felt like I did not lose all of my comments just by testing them out.

          Is it any better or worse than Intense Debate or about the same?

  • I have to say a big thanks to Human3rror also. I saw his post on the ChurchCrunch website (I think) and had to add the plugin. It is awesome! I also like the <a href=”http://www.ragamuffinsoul.com/?p=6081″
    >meet your commenters plugin he recommends. How did I ever go without that one??

  • melguera

    frick! I couldn't comment on Firefox, IE, or Chrome – only on my iPhone. Hopefully I can find a remedy, otherwise I dunno what I'll do!!!

  • While Disqus is better then the basic WP comment system, Intense Debate is what ya need here. Let me know if ya want an invite.

    • human3rror

      intensedebate is neat… and it's got a nice auttomatic leg to stand on, but still doesn't compare. js-kit is another i've demo'd.

      but, keep an eye out

  • I like the system, have been asked about implementing it on a few other blogs but still checking it out… it does work well for those blogs who have such a high volume of comments that a little more organization is needed (like RS here), but I wonder what WP2.7 is going to have as well.

    Great that you are able to put this in place, love how it keeps the history of the comments in the profile, and a gravatar of course, that really creates some recognition between commenters.

  • Giving it a shot. Sounds cool.

  • I am really excited about this too. As soon as John mentioned it we added it to lightvox.

    • human3rror

      word.

  • artgood

    Dynomite!

  • what else is there to say? Los continues to push the boundaries, try new ideas and rock the blog socks off us all 🙂

  • very cool.

  • Well, this is interesting. I was only hoping to direct some of you to the “50 Words Or Less” challenge at http://twentytwowords.com/. I wrote my blog post (please check it out) and was so glad Abraham Piper allowed us to use 28 more words than he uses per day!

  • I love Disqus and have been using it on my blog for a few months now. I tried a different, to remain unnamed, service and it blew everything up! Disqus has been very stable and very helpful when it comes to customer service.

    And considering it is free… that's a pretty awesome thing to see.

    Also, Disqus seems to be taking on in a LOT of blogs and BIG sites with commenting systems. I agree that it does take “commenting” to a whole new level that runs parallel to the blog and not necessarily subservient to the blog.

  • Cool idea.
    Everything is always upgrading.

  • betterthanblank

    this looks awesome and as always Los leading out with great new tools to bring us closer together

  • So glad to see you're using Disqus! another great reason is that people can now leave video comments! That's right up your alley, eh, @loswhit 🙂

  • I am curious to see how your experience was when you tried it out. I agree with you on the syncing. That helped sway my decision because I felt like I did not lose all of my comments just by testing them out.

    Is it any better or worse than Intense Debate or about the same?

  • So glad to see you're using Disqus! another great reason is that people can now leave video comments! That's right up your alley, eh, @loswhit 🙂

  • Looks a lot like wordpress, Which I guess is a good thing since that has become the gold standard in blogging.