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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…

Comments

  1. says

    I have been using Intense Debate with Blogger for about 8=9 months and never had an issue. You might need to loosen up some of settings to start.

  2. says

    I have been using Intense Debate with Blogger for about 8=9 months and never had an issue. You might need to loosen up some of settings to start.

  3. says

    Concur with Cirleh. I'm a year old now, no problems. Akismet is an awesome spam filter.

    Can you clean up old "new comment" sidebar, please? Looking at recent comments is an important way to navigate, and this sidebar is just a fossil of your ID experiment.

  4. says

    Concur with Cirleh. I’m a year old now, no problems. Akismet is an awesome spam filter. Can you clean up old “new comment” sidebar, please? Looking at recent comments is an important way to navigate, and this sidebar is just a fossil of your ID experiment.

  5. says

    Does it let you keep all of your old comments? I’d hate to lose them, but would love to stick it to the spammers.

  6. says

    Well it seems like you’ve settled with Disqus instead, But I definitely definitely definitely (did I mention definitely?? ;)) recommend switching to WP. You can import all your posts+comments from here, too. I admit, I have my issues that leave me screaming at WP, lmfao, but it’s far better than blogger [aka google]s craptasticness, for sure. Really it’s just me being very picky about how my stuff works, that makes me get so fed up with it on occasion. Overall it really is a very good site. Go for it! =)

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