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  • New EEVblog WordPress Comment System – Disqus

    Posted on June 17th, 2014 EEVblog 22 comments

    I’m sick of the old WordPress comment system. It’s hopeless, and there is now way too much spam.
    So I have just installed the Disqus plugin that will hopefully be much better. You’ll be able to log into the comment using any existing social media account you have, and it should keep the spam away.
    No previous WordPress comments will be lost, and they will be imported over.
    But this will take some time, maybe a day or two. So don’t panic about seeing it say there are 20 comments, but no comments. They should come through eventually.

    So you shouldn’t see too much of a difference, except that you should now have extra features in the comment system here on the blog site, and be able to follow threads and get notifications etc, attach images, and vote comments up and down etc. Huge improvement over wordpress.

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    • http://www.eevblog.com/ Dave Jones

      Testing, 1, 2, 3…

      • simcop2387

        …3 ,2 ,1 ,gnitseT

    • Vasile Guta Ciucur

      Hi Dave,
      Regarding spam, you would have used Akismet (http://akismet.com), even if that required having a little presentation blog on WordPress.com in order to get your Akismet key.. And there is also Spampoison (http://www.spampoison.com/).

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        I have always use Akismet
        It used to work well, but recently lets through a lot of spam.

        • Vasile Guta Ciucur

          Probably now they sell tickets at the bridge entrance, or their technology is biased.

    • Han Solo

      Well, so be it….everyone else uses disqus. Of course you do realize that makes it a huge target and its just a matter of time that disqus is seriously hacked.

      • http://www.eevblog.com/ Dave Jones

        Well, everyone uses WordPress too, and Linux servers, and MySQL, etc If it gets hacked it gets hacked.

    • jdm8

      Heh. Well, Disqus works. I hated them the first year I’ve had to work with it, but they’ve been improving. Hopefully they’re diligent in protecting against hacks.

    • PaulCollins

      Hello Earth calling is there anybody out there.

      • Pluto

        No Earth, you’re not invited to the club until you get yourself together! stop calling!

        • PaulCollins

          OK suit your self, when all the Eastern Europeans find you, after they’ve totally wrecked the UK like the swarm of locusts, don’t asked us to have them back.

          • Alex

            That’s not nice! First, learn to speak your own language. (“don’t asked us”). Then, fun stuff electronics :)

            • PaulCollins

              What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • Alyx McCown

              “earth language”

    • cengland0

      Thank goodness you can still create a unique username without really using social media. If social media was a requirement, you wouldn’t ever see me posting.

      • http://www.eevblog.com/ Dave Jones

        Yes, no need for social media account. And because this sysem is used on many blogs, you can use the one account for all of them.

    • JoeO

      I am trying this with using social media

    • Alyx McCown

      This makes commenting my disgust of the new system super easy!
      Kidding ofcource!

    • Tschmidt

      Well I’m glad it does not require a social media account, since except for Linkedin I don’t have any. Had to reset my password have not used Disqus for a long time.

      Our local newspaper used to use Disqus but changed a year or so back to require commentors log in via a social media account. That cut spam but also drastically reduced comments.

      Keyboard character echo is pretty slow but I assume that is because the server is on the other side of the world for those of us posting from the States.

      Hope this works out.

    • Michael K.

      Pock plock hust … test, test … ok … If you can read this here, it worked. ;-) And one more login on my endless list.

    • Sanjay Khan

      Disqus correlates your commenting history across websites. If you leave a comment on *any* website that uses Disqus, they will know its you. This is as bad as Facebook’s stalking (shadow profiles) of people who do not have a Facebook account.

      If you care about privacy, please don’t use Disqus.

      • http://www.eevblog.com EEVblog

        If you use the same email address to post comments across websites, then how can you complain about a service that is able to correlate those? You are the one who put the matching information out there.