Notice: Testing New Commenting System (UPDATED)
UPDATE (April 2 – Bumped to top): After a little more than 24 hours of testing, it seems that the system has some quirks. I’m going to disable it for now and either spend time trying to deal with said issues or perhaps look for another plugin.
As one who reads most of the comments on the blog (I don’t get auto-sent emails on posts written by my cobloggers), there are a handful of regular commenters who simultaneously don’t qualify as trolls yet tend to derail the discussions. So, in theory at least, I like the idea of both a user rating system and threaded debates.
Readers: What did you like about IntenseDebate vice the organic commenting system? What didn’t you like?
If it turns out to be better than the old system, I may or may not get around to importing old comments. If it turns out to suck, I’ll disable it and go back to the old system.
Feel free to comment on the new commenting system in the comment section below, using the new commenting system.
Note: For now, at least, the new system displays if you either go to the permalink or click “Discussion.” Clicking “Show comments here” on posts which already has comments, however, will generate the standard WordPress comments.