Monday, April 06, 2009

Let's Disqus It

Disqus
One of the most important aspect of a blog is the commenting system. A blog cannot flourish without comments and so, the commenting should be made easy and easily customizable to the needs of the readers. For that we have a very powerful service called Disqus.

Disqus, which is pronounced as "discuss", is a free service and tool for web comments and discussions. The Disqus comment system can be plugged into any website, blog, or application. It makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community. With Disqus, you would be able to track all your comments from different websites on your Disqus profile, and you would be able to display it as a comment blog.

Disqus supports almost all of the major blogging platforms which includes Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr, Movable Types, Typepad et al. The key benefits of using Disqus are manifolds. For websites, publishers and bloggers, Disqus brings the power of threaded comments and comment ratings, powerful moderation and admin tools, it filters out spam, trolls, and unwanted commenters, enables the visitors to become a real community, provides moderation by mobile/email service. Moreover, Disqus also intregrates Facebook Connect and Seismic Video commenting.

The commentators and readers can harness the power of tracking and managing comments and replies across various websites and blogs at one place, easiness of commenting using the Disqus system, reply to their comments through emails or mobile, one-click editing and republishing of their comments and of course, even if the websites in which you have left your comments goes bust, you would not lose your comments.

If you are a blogger or a publisher and would like to setup Disqus on your site/blog, then I have got good news for you. Setting up Disqus is very simple. All you need to do is register at Disqus, which takes about a minutes or so. And then follow the instructions given there, which are not only simple but also contains screenshots to make the installation procedure more lucid.

The only slight glitch that I found with Disqus is while installing it in the Blogger platform. If you already have comments on your Blogger blog, then either you can choose them not to be visible or they would be visible the way they are. But Diqus would not append them under the Disqus commenting system, which is pretty lame considering Disqus does appends previous comments on the Wordpress platform. But other than this one issue, I found Disquss to be a very powerful commenting system.

You can sign up with Disqus here. You can also choose to sign up as a commenter. But before that, if you came here from StumbleUpon and did like this review, then please give this a Thumbs Up if not a Thumbs Up and a Review. And you if
really liked this review, then do share it with your friends and help me spread the word.

[P.S. This is my Disqus profile.]


2 Comment:

Mesothelioma Lawyer said...

I think Disqus is going to be the next best thing in commenting. It's great at stopping spam !

Wild Mountain Gourmet said...

very true, just started using it to moderate our blog at www.wildmountaingourmet.com/blog

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