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New Comment System!

Thanks to our new troll, I’ve set up a new comment system with Intense Debate. What does this mean for you guys?

1. No more trolls and spammers, yaaaay! Well, at least a reduced number, since now I can ban IP addresses and do all sorts of nifty things. Now those of you who subscribe to comments don’t have to have that crap cluttering your inboxes or RSS feeds as I frantically delete them.

2. Comment threading! Yes, now instead of having to awkwardly reference people that are 15 comments above you, you can directly reply to their comment. It’s like it’s the year 2010 or something!

3. Comment rating. You can now upvote or downvote comments. That way if you don’t want to miss some of the more awesome things that have been said, you can just sort by rating. I think that’s pretty cool, especially since 90% of the time your comments are more entertaining/insightful than my original post.

There may be some bugs in the system, so email me (blaghagblog(at)gmail.com) if something isn’t working out. I know I just accidentally sent someone’s comment into moderation because I had “of” listed as a banned word – whoops. Ah, user error.

So, try it out! Consider this an open thread. Oh, and thank you psychotic Canadian troll for making this atheist blog even better!

EDIT: Soooo, Intense Debate was being a piece of crap. Sorry to lose the comments you guys left on the last couple of posts. I think this has been the final push I needed to switch over to WordPress…