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Perfect Tommy's Avatar Comment 1 by Perfect Tommy

Yeah, I have never liked nested threading for those exact same reasons. Yahoo commenting is like that, and I hate it. To be honest I don't know why I even bother to post comments there, it's like what Obi Wan said to Luke in Star Wars: "You will never see a more wretched hive of scum and villainy"

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:52:18 UTC | #874197

Functional Atheist's Avatar Comment 2 by Functional Atheist

By coincidence, I was going to comment on another site that uses Disqus last night, but was frightened: I was going to use my yahoo account to sign into the site, but I received a warning to the effect that the Disqus system was going to have access to my yahoo address book, and other information from my yahoo account. I hastily canceled my comment, and abandoned my effort to log into the site, in worry that my address book and other account information would be misused by spammers or worse.

It appears my concerns were misplaced--surely you wouldn't be considering a malevolent system--but it certainly had an unfriendly and aggressive look to my eyes, which are, admittedly, only marginally tech-savvy.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 05:08:22 UTC | #874199

Moderator's Avatar Comment 3 by Moderator

By coincidence, I was going to comment on another site that uses Disqus last night, but was frightened: I was going to use my yahoo account to sign into the site, but I received a warning to the effect that the Disqus system was going to have access to my yahoo address book, and other information from my yahoo account.

Don't worry! It is possible to set up Disqus so that users can log in with their Yahoo or Facebook details, but if we do go ahead with Disqus on RD.net, we will not set it up that way: users will sign in using their RD.net login details, exactly as they do now. You won't need to set up a Disqus account and the privacy of anything you have in your Yahoo account (and Facebook etc) will not be affected.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 07:20:39 UTC | #874220

Rawhard Dickins's Avatar Comment 4 by Rawhard Dickins

Will we be able to reinstate our avitars without the complications of Gravatar?

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:21:18 UTC | #874288

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 5 by MarkOnTheRiver

I don't know if it's just a local problem, but at times on the Daily Telegraph news and blog commenting sites, nearly every fourth of fifth comment runs along the lines of; "lost by disqus", "misplaced by discus" or simply "bloody disqus!!".

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:42:10 UTC | #874301

Moderator's Avatar Comment 6 by Moderator

No, sorry, Rawhard Dickins, we'll be sticking with Gravatar because the alternative is paying for storage space for thousands of avatars. Perhaps we can help by posting clear instructions on how to set up a Gravatar, though, as part of the site redesign? It's quite straightforward really.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:45:41 UTC | #874304

ChadSmith1452's Avatar Comment 7 by ChadSmith1452

It's damn time. I rarely comment on this site because your format is so unwieldy. If no one is notified that you've replied to them, it's not worth the bother to even attempt a discussion.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:15:27 UTC | #874315

SurfDude's Avatar Comment 8 by SurfDude

I already have a Disqus account set up in order to post on the Telegraph's blogs, mostly as a counter to the infestation of right-wing loons that have taken up residence (in addition to fighting an almost lonely battle against Delingpole-bots).

I like the system (when it is not playing up) and it allows for replies to specific posts to be alerted to the OP.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:19:12 UTC | #874318

Mark Jones's Avatar Comment 9 by Mark Jones

For what it's worth, Disqus seems to be the flakiest commenting system I've used on the interwebz, but it could just be something I'm doing wrong!

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:23:00 UTC | #874320

KenChimp's Avatar Comment 10 by KenChimp

Naughty Monkey like Disqus!

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:08:52 UTC | #874402

skeelo's Avatar Comment 11 by skeelo

I'd stick with the current system, if it were up to me.

Would all the comments still be indexed by search engines if you switched to Disqus?

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:19:40 UTC | #874443

/Mike's Avatar Comment 12 by /Mike

We will be monitoring the first few test articles we post which use Disqus very carefully. If anyone sees any thing odd or doesn't understand something please post a comment, use the "Report a Problem" button, or send an e-mail to support@richarddawkins.net.

There should be no difference in how search engines index comments.

One of the key reasons we went with the paid version of Disqus rather than the free version is so that users can sign on using their existing RDFRS accounts.

We think you'll like the features it has. Even if Disqus, including how it's implemented here for the trial, is not what we eventually go with many of the features it provides are common to other commenting systems as well as anything that we would develop ourselves.

Needless to say, no comment about Disqus in the test articles will be considered "off topic".

The change to the code on the live site is now complete. We'll be posting a article or two which uses Disqus today then the rest of the posts over the weekend will use the wmd commenting system.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:31:03 UTC | #874464

Andres Heredia's Avatar Comment 13 by Andres Heredia

add a "like" button

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 23:00:56 UTC | #874615

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 14 by Agrajag

I'd like to have thread-navigation buttons at the top of each page as well as at the bottom. FWIW
Steve

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:58:55 UTC | #874732

susanlatimer's Avatar Comment 15 by susanlatimer

comment 14 by Agrajag

I'd like to have thread-navigation buttons at the top of each page as well as at the bottom. FWIW Steve

Seconded.

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:11:44 UTC | #877277

mmurray's Avatar Comment 16 by mmurray

So Disqus is back on.

It is holding a comment of mine for moderation ? Is this a new policy or just a glitch or an issue with the fact that my Disqus name and RDnet name are different ?

Thanks - Michael

Sat, 14 Apr 2012 04:38:59 UTC | #934545

xmaseveeve's Avatar Comment 17 by xmaseveeve

I can't bear the disqus threads. They are the opposite of a forum.

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:57:20 UTC | #948914