Disqus – Threaded comments on your blog

Thanks to my FriendFeed, I saw a blog entry from Fred Wilson about Disqus.

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Disqus adds threaded comments to your blog, instead of the usual inline comments and or using the @convention. This has been a nagging annoyance of mine – threaded comments makes for understandable conversation flow. It’s hard to interact when every new comment seems to start a new point and conversation, even if it’s an actual reply.

Disqus replaces the existing comment structure with their own (hosted) solution. Once I uploaded and activated the plugin it took me only a few moments to set everything up – I was worried about losing existing comments and checking the “entries with no comments and future posts” option left everything intact. I then went to the Disqus website to set up my profile and enable my settings.

In his post, Fred Wilson says that the number of comments and interaction on his blog has gone up five to tenfold. I tweeted about installing Disqus and immediately got a response from Daniel Ha (co-founder), who pointed me to this FAQ page.

Disqus features:

  • Integrates with your blog
  • Receive/reply to comments by email or SMS
  • You can subscribe to conversations
  • Moderate and block unwanted comments/commenters
  • Very customizable

Disqus works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress, TypePad, Movable Type, Blogger and Tumblr (my next Disqus site!). Sites that have implemented Disqus (according to the post, there are over 10,000 blogs) include Fake Steve Jobs, Scripting News, Rev2.org and, of course, A VC.

I’m looking forward to seeing what impact Disqus has on the conversations on my blog and will update with any significant impact.

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UPDATE: ReadWriteWeb’s Corvida compares SezWho to Disqus and Intense Debate

Comments

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  1. Just installed it on my blog too .. I like the new way in viewing comments like thread ..

    Thanks Jane

  2. Just installed it on my blog too .. I like the new way in viewing comments like thread ..

    Thanks Jane

  3. You're my 1st comment! Thanks for participating…

  4. Thanks for the explanation Jane. Now I understand. I’ll re-register one of these days and see if Disqus remembers me next time – so at least I can experience it as a commenter.

  5. Thanks for the explanation Jane. Now I understand. I’ll re-register one of these days and see if Disqus remembers me next time – so at least I can experience it as a commenter.

  6. I hope you read Fred Wilson’s original post, Linda – the comments are really fantastic and lively!

  7. I spend most of my day browsing the internet and commenting on blogs and I have to disqus has really revolutionised the way i work… I no longer have to keep logging into places or entering those really annoying capcha image thingys… its awesome :)

  8. Blog comment company Disqus was built around one pretty simple idea: the comment systems on most blogs stink. Disqus offers advanced comment features for Blogger, TypePad, Moveable Type, WordPress and other platforms.

  9. Disqus is easy to use, thanks for tips

  10. Disqus is easy to use, thanks for tips

  11. I've got a problem, my installation ( riseuprochester.org ) doesn't thread properly. It goes more than 10 deep no matter how many levels I stop it at.

  12. I've got a problem, my installation ( riseuprochester.org ) doesn't thread properly. It goes more than 10 deep no matter how many levels I stop it at.

  13. Hi Andrew – you should contact Daniel Ha from Disqus. I've always found those guys very helpful!

  14. Disqus , Great tool to used .

  15. BSC,

    Love disqus because, easy to install and this plugins allow us to follow our last comment and our friend comment. Great features

  16. really cool if get comments like thread. we can comments from one login account to drop a comments others blog. really helpful with this plugin.

  17. Sounds great! And I like Disqus….

  18. Sounds great! And I like Disqus….

  19. Just set up Disqus myself (late adopter I know) and it’s the FaceBook Connect feature that interested me. Started searching around for other blogs that are using Disqus, and Im finding some interesting blogs.

  20. Just set up Disqus myself (late adopter I know) and it’s the FaceBook Connect feature that interested me. Started searching around for other blogs that are using Disqus, and Im finding some interesting blogs.

  21. Just set up Disqus myself (late adopter I know) and it's the FaceBook Connect feature that interested me. Started searching around for other blogs that are using Disqus, and Im finding some interesting blogs.

  22. Mark Williams,

    Really Disqus is an amazing tool ..

  23. Mark Williams,

    Really Disqus is an amazing tool ..

  24. I'm excited that they added the Facebook Connect function – it'll be interesting to watch that and Google's version duke it out.

  25. ed,

    nice blog greetings

  26. kuru,

    what google version you mean?

  27. Google Friend Connect – http://bit.ly/10Bvi. I noticed a lot of people placing the widget on their blogs in the last few weeks.

  28. this is a grat comment system , i just love it

    http://www.It-Shops.co.uk

  29. i think disqus is the most powerful blog comment engine.
    we can manage the readers comment well.
    but i haven't applied it yet for my main blog

  30. CMS,

    Disqus, in my opinion is the future of commenting. It simplifies that work of the webmaster and makes everything much much simpler.

  31. CMS,

    Disqus, in my opinion is the future of commenting. It simplifies that work of the webmaster and makes everything much much simpler.

  32. CMS,

    Disqus, in my opinion is the future of commenting. It simplifies that work of the webmaster and makes everything much much simpler.

  33. I just like it’s style. I am using Disqus

  34. I just like it’s style. I am using Disqus

  35. The subscribe feature is awesome, never again will I miss important points and tips. Gone are the days of constantly checking back. I love Disqus.

  36. The subscribe feature is awesome, never again will I miss important points and tips. Gone are the days of constantly checking back. I love Disqus.

  37. The subscribe feature is awesome, never again will I miss important points and tips. Gone are the days of constantly checking back. I love Disqus.

  38. yeah thread commenting is great. i just converted to disqus on my blog too

  39. DISQUS allows the blogger to have greater control with comments. It's one of the useful tools that any blogger can have.

  40. Hi jance~

    I've been planning to install disgus on my website, thanks for the review about it, you made it more clearer for me, traffic is what we really wanted and also interaction to our website, so I bet disgus can handle it~

  41. It's the threading of comments that makes DisQus a winner for me………………. : )

  42. It's the threading of comments that makes DisQus a winner for me………………. : )

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    http://www.diggma.com social bookmark. You can create dofollow links for your web and make it for promote your website free.

  44. i’m finding to migrate disqus on my blog too

  45. i'm finding to migrate disqus on my blog too

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