trying out disqus for comments

trying out disqus for comments, both because i’d sorta like to see threaded comments on my blog, and because i really like & am thinking a bunch about a people-centered web (in this case, comments across the blogosphere indexed by person).

let me know what you think, if it doesn’t work, etc etc…

[was super, super easy to implement in wordpress, fwiw]


  1. I’ll tell you what I think if you promise to tell me how it affects comment conversations. 🙂

    Right now, the embed of the DISQUS part looks a little awkward as it’s using a white background with a different font. Got any styling control?

  2. I’m totally copying you and installed it over at my blog, too. Super easy install and setup…they’ve done a great job there.

  3. My community page is odd (or broken? not sure). The post ordering appears totally random, ie: the “Newest” thread is a story from 2004, and a post from yesterday is a few down the list. I’m sure they’ll work it out. The system looks pretty keen so far, possible bugs aside.

  4. I think I do have styling control, but need to take some time and look into it a bit — really first off just wanted to see if it would work or not. I know I should care more about styling, but just for the moment, I was caring more about the threading capability. Will play with it over the weekend some.

  5. Yeah, I just wanted to make sure you knew and that it wasn’t some strange thing with the publishing. I imagine you’ll have complete control.

    I do like how I get email notifications. And how I can reply to emails to have my comments appear threaded in place on the blog. Like this.

  6. wow, that’s interesting — i hadn’t noticed that. e-mail responses to
    comments that will then get threaded is pretty neat. i’m really liking
    disqus, even with some rough edges.

  7. ewwwwww. looking crappy on safari. hmm. (this is from john, but not logged in as me.)

  8. New theme looks sparky. I’m a bit of a traditionalist in that i far prefer black text on white/light background.

  9. thanks! trying to make it look closer to, but thinking i’m going to do it very slowly unless i enlist some help or publicly shame myself by moving to halfway done state.

  10. Hm, blank reply from me here was an attempt to use the email-response thing. It may still have some issues. What I said was:

    “Joi’s blog is certainly worthy of emulation. Are you going to have all the twitters and flickrs and deliciouses and such in there as well? I’ve been pondering the idea of doing something like that (sort of a “planet dria” self-hosted and carefully controllable lifestreamy sort of thing) but I’d like it all to be subscribable via a single RSS feed. Haven’t figured out how to do that yet without resorting to a third-party service, and that’s not what I want. I could use the planet software, but it’s sort of blah.”

  11. that’s my plan — i’m sort of obsessed with all the persona-related
    connections joi’s got on his blog, so want to sorta collect it all
    here. will start doing that sometime; it’s why i started moving to a
    different theme. fwiw, getting a friendfeed page will give you what
    you want in terms of your lifestream, i’m pretty sure.

  12. Hey guys, may be helpful.

    Daniel @ Disqus

  13. hungryscientist

    Great idea John, I am a big fan of Disqus.

  14. I've this system on my (Dutch) blog as well. It works super for me 🙂

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  16. Testing on safari …seems doesnt work

  17. Doesent look too good in IE 5 though

  18. Hi john jubjubs site.

  19. I just wish more people would use disqus and take advantage of its usability…. There was talk a while ago about wordpress replacing its old commenting system with the disqus system in a future release but for some reason that didnt quite work out… Ive used disqus since it first came out because i love the way i can comment on various blogs without having to keep logging in or entering those really annoying catcha thingys… god i hate those… anyway you have made the right decision moving over to disqus… on with the disqus revolution..

  20. I love disqus. It is so easy to use it and clean interface it has. It is simply great

  21. Many friend talk about DISQUS, so I started using it for my blog also . IT nice and interative, not to mention many functions like Name Saving [ you can see what comments someoneposted just by pointing the cursor on it ] . Most of all, its slim, far better than the usual comment bar from cms like wordpress and others . Overall, i gotta hand it to the people who cam up with it, great job ! Cheers

  22. works great here! in Firefox 3.0.4

  23. please be patient men

  24. Great post on disqus . Thanks .

  25. I am learning to create a blog by myself now and your post is very helpful.