I set the dynamite charges and pushed the detonator. In a grand experiment, the commenting system has been replaced with a third-party one, DISQUS. DISQUS is widely used on media web sites to to implement a discussion community, sites such as CNN, The Atlantic and Time.
An advantage to you is that you can login once to DISQUS and use the account in multiple places. You can brand your comment with your personal avatar, you can view your comments and replies across web sites, and you can subscribe to discussions and receive email notifications when someone replies to you. DISQUS also supports comment nesting, editing and the attachment of images, plus you get a “Like” feature.
DISQUS is supposedly in the process of importing all the current comments into its database; they say imports can take up to 24 hours. All comments you make through DISQUS should be stored here in the blog’s database also, so if DISQUS is removed, the comments will still be there.
Let me leave you with this word of caution. I left a comment on WND, which also uses DISQUS, to which someone replied. I was able to click on that person’s name and see a list of other mostly right-wing web sites where that person had posted like Glenn Beck, plus one other site: Mr. Stiff – Porn Search Engine. Social media is not to be taken lightly.
Here is an article about the HTML markup allowed with DISQUS.
Try it out and let me know what you think.