Poll: Do you use Disqus? [Resolved]
Do you use Disqus to facilitate comments on your blog?
Do you use Disqus to comment on other websites?
Please share your experiences- good or bad - with Disqus on this thread.
Reason: Edited topic.
You must have an international readership if you're thinking about installing Disqus on your blog! Indian audiences don't seem to like it!
Out of curiosity, may I ask why not? Have you never come across a website you wanted to comment on and they only used Disqus?
Is the loading time that bad for dial-up connections? Thanks for sharing the second point.
By the way, you haven't put up your blog for review here and I didn't want to include this on the Alexa review:
Please consider changing the font colour on some grey text and the green colour of some of your oldest posts. These colours make the post invisible against the current background.
I have started using disqus on my blog because it givesa more professional look to my blog. But then i recieve very few comments on my blog, but thats a different issue anyway
I remember that when @Promod had started using Disqus, his older comments vanished. Now that is a big Disadvantage, aint it?
There's an easy fix for that. You just have to merge your profiles and merge your blog's comment widget with Disqus. Please let @Promod know he can do that in minutes and recover older comments.
@arti thanks i saw that later after commenting here...
@PC The Fix should have been inbuilt without any need to be done by the user. at least mroe than 60% of the bloggers dont have technical knowledge..
btw there is no point me debating here as am happpy with my wordpress comment box!
I have zero technical knowledge and I started blogging three weeks ago and I managed to merge both my previous user profile and my own Blogspot comments system with Disqus. It's that easy.
You can import old comments. I have not lost any comments. Yes, there is issue with loading time but I still like it
discuss s bad .. i used it for 2 months ... and then dumped it ... not so convinient and user frndly platform...and loading takes time...and sometimes i couldnt access the comment section.. dunno y ...
Thank you for sharing your experience. I installed Disqus on demand from international readers. I agree that it doesn't work that well sometimes for many people. I've never had a problem myself but I hear lots of people complaining.
Thanks for sharing your opinion and experience, Arti. I've heard lots of users complaining about Disqus but luckily, never had any problems myself. So I wanted to hear what everybody at IndiBlogger thought about it.
@hemal: I'm gathering opinions from potential Indian readers! I installed Disqus on my blog on demand from international readers! :-)
Disqus loading issues and integration is very slow, once a way i post on disqus. I believe the perceived benefits may be worth trying to reach international audience. Let us look forward for some positive features which compell us to use Disqus
Benefits of Disqus:
1. It allows users to keep track of comments made across several websites.
2. It allows the blog owner to moderate and ban users
3. It builds a community through the instant communication and reply features
4. It builds a community through the "like" button.
5. People who already have Disqus profiles will be more likely to comment on your blog.
I too installed it. All the older comments disappear. And since i am operating it from my campus broadband connection, it probably won't be a problem for me, but loading time will be a big issue for regular users. It gives a nice feel though, and PC is quite right about the community thing
Mohit, go to Disqus Help and merge your blog comments to Disqus to recover. I recovered all comments made prior to installing Disqus very easily. I can guarantee that if you're on Blogger like me, your readers' comments are not lost.
@PC: Man! Can't see this merge option! I've connected my google account with disqus account, still the older comments aren't showing....
Mohit, I swear I only went to Disqus to explore on demand from international readers but installing Disqus and getting started was way too easy. I did it all so quickly that I don't recall my exact steps. Please have a look at the Disqus help section. I remember that I clicked on a Blogger command to integrate comments with Disqus at some point.
Mohit, I just visited your blog and found no sign on Disqus!
yeah, i decided to delete it as for now. It's surely an attractive option. but right now couldn't find the way of merging comments even though i had merged my google account with disqus account . So as of now, i've removed it, but i'll reconnect it someday. dunno why i can't find the option.
I have been using disqus .. since past 6 months may be... and I do agree it takes time to upload... but I still like it. Yes, I do end up getting few comments coz of tht may be... but if someone really wants to comment ... they definitely do it... no matter what ...
I like the feature in which you can reply to each comment individually .. like it or star it.. blogger doesnt hv tht feature sadly... wordpress does... :| ...
I didnt loose any of my old comments... and they got properly synchronised with the disqus .. ... My blog is an year old now... :)
I think disqus has a galore of advantages..And I see many people are deeming it to have a slow loading time.
But i think relative to its competitors, disqus is a faster commenting system. (not considering the blogger default)
And it has a host of features as well.
With respect to its uploading time... i think disqus uploads in 5 seconds for good connections and about 15 seconds for weak connections.
But people don't open a post and go directly to comment, isn't it?
Visitors read the post first. So i think the loading time doesn't even matter.
I don't use disqus because all the non bloggers will have a tough time authorizing their accounts first and then commenting,i dont have so many readers that i can afford to lose some comments.
"authorizing"- what do you mean?
Disqus allows anyone to sign in instantly with their pre-existing accounts on Yahoo or Facebook or Twitter or a bunch of other easy options, thus eliminating the need to actually create a new Disqus profile.
If the website owner allows, people don't even have to create a "connected" account in this manner to comment. You can just type in any name and any email address just like any other comment system out there.
yeah but a non-blogger would want a platform more straight forward where he doesn't need to click on post as and then select through which medium he would like to post the comment.A simple name and email id is better.And even many bloggers wouldnt want to comment on blogs with disqus because on many such blogs,the commentator's name isn't linked to his/her blog.So they wouldn't think its productive enough for them
To repeat myself, Disqus allows people to remain anonymous if they choose not to create an account. Leave a comment with any name and any email id.
You contradict yourself with your second point. How does a non-blogger have a blog of his own to link to via his name? Regardless, people are free to link to whatever they like in their comments. Lastly, if people have Disqus on their own blog, clicking on their Disqus profile will reveal that as one of the communities they moderate.
the second point is for bloggers who comment to get a backlink and what i'm saying is that the traditional commenting system by wordpress is way more simpler than disqus