Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I have now removed Disqus

After much deliberation about the time last week when Disqus screwed up my Blogger comments, I decided to remove it completely and delete all the previous comments on this blog.

Since I'm not playing the popularity contest game with the comments, keeping something which was said on here two years ago (or even two days ago) by someone who I will never meet in real life really isn't all that important. I like to read the comments and reply to them at the time, but, after that, they have no meaning.


Also, due to now having the ability to reply directly to comments on Blogger itself without any need for a third-party plug-in, I really don't need all the bells and whistles of Disqus anyway. The one person who I never want to comment on my blog will rue the day they ever try to leave a comment here again so that's not likely to happen.

It's just as easy for me to go to the Dashboard, click "Comments", and delete anything that annoys me as it was to use Disqus. I've lost nothing but the ability to edit comments when I've made a typo. Doing so only made the synced Blogger comments not match up to Disqus so that's another nuisance which I'm happy to be free of.

I have disabled the annoying "Captcha" codes so commenting should be really easy now as long as you have a Google or Blogger account. I'm still not going to allow "Anonymous" commenters though because, quite frankly, I'm not that stupid.

Anyway, it's a clean slate. All the spam and idiotic/random comments have been deleted forever, so feel free to add some new, more intelligent ones. Oh, and try to spell things correctly this time, ok?

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