As some of you know I’ve been playing around with an external comment system to help improve discussion and community. Before WordPress added the threaded comments option this was the main reason why these plugins were used. I played around with it, but in the end decided that it was too much hassle since it only takes a small number of people to fail to use the system properly. The other issue was not wanting to hand over my comments to a third party. Luckily, most of these comment tools have taken care of this issue. In recent weeks I tried again, but had some difficulty syncing the comments. After the technical problems of last week subsided I decided to give it another shot. This time things are much more promising. The only issue is getting the comments from the last five days properly synced. The customer support system at Disqus is first rate so I am hoping to hear from them soon. For those of you who have commented on the last few posts please rest assured that your comments are safe.
While you will be able to take advantage of threaded comments, the real benefit is in the way that Disqus fosters community among readers. I urge you to take a few seconds to set up an account with Disqus. Of course, you can still comment the old-fashioned way, but an account will allow you to subscribe to the comments of others and your own comments will be archived from around the Web. I think that is pretty darn cool. Finally, it would be great if those of you who comment frequently would upload some kind of image to your comments.
I hope you find this worthwhile and you can start by leaving a comment to this post.