Bring back diqus

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Discus is better then.this new comment system.

I don’t know why you would implement something that is worse then the last version.

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    Energy Alpha Member #2181 - 2 months ago

    On both First Ring Daily (Episode #2, I think) and on Friday's Sams Report, Brad discussed why they made the change after first going to Disqus about working with them to see if they could get the features/components that Thurrott.com needs and wants.  Disqus wasn't interested or willing to work with the Thurrott.com/Petri team.

    Brad, correct me if I'm misstating the gist of what you said.

     

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      hrlngrv Alpha Member #100 - 2 months ago

      Replies to comments don't thread properly. Lack of editing (but that makes BWW similar to IDG sites like ComputerWorld -- NOT PRAISE). Why a button for italics but not <b>boldface</b>?

      Commenting systems aren't new. The commenting system for articles really shouldn't have started off as, er, amateurish as it has.

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      JudaZuk Alpha Member #2098 - 1 month ago
      In reply to Energy:

      Well to be honest .. Disqus offers a great comment system that works .. I would imagine they wanted that .. this , well so far  does not work well at all .

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      Tim Alpha Member #20 - 1 month ago
      Energy Posted

       Disqus wasn't interested or willing to work with the Thurrott.com/Petri team.

       

      To be fair to Disqus, the way that their commenting system works would make it pretty hard to do a lot of the things we're intending on doing with these comments.

      Disqus has many years behind it, our comments are a couple weeks old.  Improvements will be never-ending. These will get better.

    4. Brad Sams
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      Brad Sams Alpha Member #2 - 2 months ago

      This is correct, the alternative is to have two different logins for the site which is not a good user experience. We are about 6 days into launching the comments/forums, give us a bit of time to keep working on them and I suggest listening to the latest episode of my podcast.

      We tried to work with Disqus, they were not willing to work with us which is why we had to leave that platform. 

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      JudaZuk Alpha Member #2098 - 1 month ago
      In reply to brad-sams:

      Sure it is a new system, and only been out for a few days, but to be honest so far the new comment system is rather horrible I my humble opinion.  There is not even a way to edit a comment after you make it.


      your site support claimed that there was a limited time you can edit a comment after it's made, well there is no way to edit a comment at all at the moment. Not 1 second after, not 10 minutes after. .. and if there is ..I sure cant find it . 


      Also comments just after you make them is placed wrong on the page, it always looks like you are responding to the wrong person after you post ..   Disqus was way better so far.  Maybe you should have tested the comment system before launch, and made it more complete ?  Just an idea (but I know how it is , I work for a commany that loves to push out things months before they are ready .. and then fix as they go along) 

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      hrlngrv Alpha Member #100 - 1 month ago

      In reply to JudaZuk:

      Very picky re editing: you can select the text in one of your comments, paste into some other application, delete your existing comment, then recreate it from the comment text stored in the other application. Crude, but it works, like 'moving' files by copying from X to Y then deleting on X.

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    lordbaal1 - 1 month ago

    What did Disqus didn't offer that you wanted?

    This whole new comment system have to have lots of work done. With Disqus, they did all the work.

    In Disqus I'm able to get noticfications of replies to my comments, I was able to edit them, I was able to block the spammer who makes money from using google to by a McLauran.

    On here, none of that stuff can be done.

    1. Brad Sams
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      Brad Sams Alpha Member #2 - 1 month ago
      In reply to lordbaal1:

      All basic users now can read three premium posts for free, this could not be done with Disqus. 

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      lordbaal1 - 1 month ago
      In reply to brad-sams:

      that really doesn't fix the comments.

      I'm on my phone now. It does not auto capitalize, unless I start a new sentence on the same line. But if I hit enter yo start a new line, it won't.

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    swarnock Alpha Member #938 - 1 month ago

    Personally I am not a fan of third party comments system like Disqus.   From the podcast Brad stated that they are continuing to work on it and I am ok with that.

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    FalseAgent - 1 month ago

    I liked Discus too but man, the spam on there was getting out of hand. Many other sites have moved off Discus as well. I understand why.

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    hrlngrv Alpha Member #100 - 2 months ago

    Almost every site I read during the week has taken it upon itself to WORSEN its commenting system. ZDNet, IDG sites, now here. I suppose it's a hard computer science problem to try to come up with something close to Reddit or Disqus.

    Pet peave with the new comments: the tech enthusiasts who'd leave comments really need Undo and Redo buttons?

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    jr.flynn Alpha Member #424 - 1 month ago

    This comment system is lacking features (ex. edit, notifications) that I'm sure will be worked out over time, and I don't care for the split of premium on non-premium comments but I couldn't be happier to see discus go.

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    anchovylover Alpha Member #875 - 1 month ago

    LORDBAAL1, you've been critical of the Premium option and now the new comments system from day one. Give the comments a chance for goodness sake. They have said often a lot of those missing features are being implemented this week. 

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      lordbaal1 - 1 month ago
      In reply to anchovylover:

      It called constructive criticism.

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      JudaZuk Alpha Member #2098 - 1 month ago
      In reply to anchovylover:

      Well I've given the new comment system a chance, for a several days. . it is clearly not ready to be used , and they have clearly not even tested it  properly before launching it ...  no edit function?? .. common.  It is not 1997 anymore

       

      and now the redesign ..  I bought in to the Premium thing, but I must say , the site look less and less premium every day . Now I can hardly even read the articels (hard to find and tiny tiny text), and the new comment system  you better be prepared to copy , delete, create new comment , paste .. post .. a lot . They can not have spend much more then a week creating that system.

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    Energy Alpha Member #2181 - 2 months ago

    By the way, your username makes me think of יְהֺוָה Elohim and Psalms 82.1.  ;-)