Jan 20, 2010

Changed Comments From IntenseDebate to Disqus

I decided to move away from IntenseDebate for my comments, and move over to Disqus. It wasn’t because I was unhappy with IntenseDebate, I just like the features of Disqus better. Some of the cool things you may notice with it is the ability to login to Disqus with your Facebook, Twitter or Yahoo accounts!

Another thing I like about it is it seems more customizable to me. For instance, for guest commenter's, I was able to change the generic avatar picture. So now if you leave a guest comment, you have the pleasant image of Bauer-Power Tux!

Another thing I like about Disqus is that it seems more and more big names are using it. Ping.fm uses it for Media comments, SignOnSanDiego.com uses it as well for article comments!

Moving over to Disqus is really easy too. They can import all of your Blogger, IntenseDebate, JS-Kit, Movable Type, and Wordpress comments!

Need more reasons to move to Disqus? Here is a list of reasons from the Disqus site:

Connect Your Conversations disqus

Sometimes the conversation happens away from your site. That's OK. Now you can link up with the social web using Reactions, our feature that hooks into results from uberVU and BackType. Seek out social comments and mentions from places such as Twitter, FriendFeed, Digg, and YouTube, then display them with your comments.

Say Hello to Millions of Commenters

That's right — millions of active commenters are already by recognized by the system. Disqus Comments also lets your readers choose their identity, with Facebook Connect, OpenID, or Twitter Sign-in, when they leave a comment.

Experience Real-time Discussions

Bring lively, real-time chatter onto your page with real-time posting and updating. With rich interactive features such as threaded replies and comment replies, your discussions never feel dull.

Spread the Chatter

Allow your commenters to easily spread the discussion all across the social web, driving new traffic back to your site in the process. Every time someone leaves a comment, they can easily share the discussion happening on your site to friends and followers. Accelerate the distribution of your content by observing how effectively word travels across the Facebook Newsfeed and Twitter stream!

The Very Best Tools

Generic content management systems just aren't built for handling discussions effectively. Our sleek and powerful moderation panel was designed for comments. Features such as multi-site moderation, multiple moderators, bulk actions, and automated decisions make Disqus Comments the most efficient tool for managing a large (or getting-there-large) community.

Comments Don't Have to Be Painful

We've all been bitten before. As valuable as comments can be, dealing with them can be a chore. Disqus Comments lets you enjoy the benefits without the need to babysit your site. We use our own proprietary anti-spam that was built and trained to handle the junk some people try to pass off as comments. Disqus VIP also features cutting-edge semantic technology that helps you automatically recognize offensive posts and keep the discussion civilized.

Know Your Audience, Love Your Audience

Built-in compatibility with Disqus Profile means that you can encourage verified commenter profiles — real comments from real people. And with global reputation across all sites, you can track influential commenters on and off your site.

Do you have a blog? Are you using the generic comment system? Have you tried IntenseDebate or Disqus? What do you like best? Hit us up in the comments.

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