Moving Comments Over to Disqus

You may recall that a few years ago I tried to use Disqus as the commenting platform, but had lots of trouble with my Blogger template. Since the move to using WordPress on the site, I had sort of forgotten my desire to use Disqus and wasn’t exactly unhappy with the comments features within WordPress, but I have been thinking more and more about the advantages of having something like Disqus where I can both have a profile that appears on other sites using Disqus that points back to my “communities”, and allow folks commenting here to also get some recognition. If nothing else, maybe it’ll generate some more discussion, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I pulled the switch on that this past weekend. It’s still a work in progress overall, but the comments should be working now. So if you have a Disqus profile, you can use that and if you don’t, and don’t want one, feel free to comment anyway. I’m still tweaking and trying to figure out why certain things are the way they are (I can export my WP comments to Disqus but they don’t show up in the comment counts on my profile, nor do any of the old comments create “discussions” in the disqus window, for example, even though you can see them all load on the individual posts, for example.), and I expect that the features available there will push me to possibly make some other changes as well. We’ll just have to see how it all works out.

The site always has been sort of a grand experiment for me, why stop experimenting now? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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