Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Switching to Disqus

I'm just about to switch all my comments to Disqus. I really really hope this doesn't mess up all the comments I already have! I've been told by Disqus that it won't, but Queenie at The Planet Pink lost all her old comments. If it does delete all my old comments, you'll probably be able to hear me cry from wherever you are.

We'll see...

The reason I'm interested in switching is because I can reply to specific comments & it will email my response & just so you know - if you get an email with a response to your comment, you can just reply back to your email & it will post in my comments section! You don't have to go back to my post to reply! How cool is that??

Anybody else use Disqus?
Do you like it??



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12 comments:

Nicole said...

I have Intense Debate and I am seriously considering switching to Disquis. I can't right now though b/c I have giveaways going on and I'm scared it will delete all of the comments.


Nicole
onelittlemister.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,

We have an import process for intense debate comments, nothing will be lost =)

You can find it here: http://disqus.com/comments/tools/

-Giannii

vanita said...

Cameron, I did this today! But first I imported all my comments inot discus and then i installed the widget. gadget. whatever. anyway it worked! i jus didnt like how it looked and i was at work and didnt have time to mess with it so i took it down. but all my comments were there.

The Planet Pink said...

I hope it works for you! I have no complaints about Disqus with the exception of losing my old comments. If I had known they were going to disappear I would have saved them somehow first. Ah well, c'est la vie. You're going to love Disqus though.

The Planet Pink said...

hmmm... now vanita has me wondering if I should take the widget out and try to import the comments first, and then reinstall??

Mommyfriend Lori said...

I know nothing of this Disqus you speak of but I see it all the time. I'm not on Blogger or Wordpress so this stuff is all kinda Greek to me. Sorry!

Mama Hen said...

Thank you Cameron for your comment! Come and get your award! I hope you don't lose any comments! That would make me cry! I love all of the great comments my readers have written. Have a nice night!

Mama Hen

Lindsey said...

I just looked at it and it looks quite nice. I wonder, can you still use CommentLuv? I'm on Wordpress too so I'll have to look into it further. Thanks for the tip.

A Little R&R said...

I just installed this - all my comments went to "0", but I have the "recent comments" section on the side of my blog - so at least I can see the latest ones. :)

Alyna @ Better Your Blog said...

I just heard recently (in doing research for an article on DISQUS) that if you decide that you don't like it, you will LOSE all of your comments if you switch away from DISQUS in the future. Not ideal!

I know WordPress has plugins to allow you to reply to comments via e-mail - Blogger doesn't?

Cameron said...

Alyna - I'm definitely second guessing this decision because I'm having a hard time importing my old comments to Disqus & I did install t he widget once & it showed all my comments as 0, so I deleted it & they're back. Now I'm not doing it again unless I can import.

Blogger doesn't have plugins at all. It is possibly to reply to comments & it goes to the person's email if they have one connected to the account they signed in with, but a lot of people don't. And if you reply to your email notification of the comment, it just emails the person - doesn't post it to your comments section. I liked that with Disqus, I'd get an email notification of a new comment & if I replied, it would post it back in my comments section & I'd never have to go back to the actual post.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Hello,

I came upon your post because I'm asking Google how to get my comments back after removing Disqus. I see that you're back with Blogger format again - did you end up losing comments?

I did download an XML of my comments before I uninstalled, but I don't know how to load them.

Roxanne
The Good Luck Duck

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