Commenting


(system) #1

Commenting

I still don't have a good solution

First things first. I forgot to actually link to the new About page in my last post. So here it is. As with all things related to the site, any feedback, comments, or criticisms are welcome!

Speaking of feedback, comments, and criticisms, I wanted to write about it for a moment.

First, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to contact me and provide me feedback on the site. You have no idea how valuable it is to both as a motivator, and as a means to know when something is off. I appreciate and give my full attention to each and every person and idea thrown at me. Thank you!

From the beginning I have been considering how to let everyone interact with the site and posts. It would be so much easier for folks to leave a comment on a page (or forum) directly. Particularly if it allows everyone to view the conversation.

Disqus

One thing I could do relatively easily is just use a third party commenting system, like Disqus. They make it so easy it almost seems silly not to do it. An account, a few lines of javascript, and done.

This method comes with a price, though. A price in both user privacy concerns as well as the fact that comments are no longer mine (pixls.us) to manage and archive. I don’t know that I’m willing to pay that price yet just for convenience.

If anything, I may set it up as a temporary solution while I work on something a little more long term.

Discourse

From what I’ve seen so far, Discourse is the long term solution that I would like to get up and running. It’s also “Yet-Another-Thing” I should thank darix on #darktable for pointing me to.

The only drawback at the moment is that my hosting provider doesn’t have what I need to get it running (relatively easily). There are a couple of options for hosted solutions that I may go with, but I want to focus on getting the content ready to go for an “official” launch before I get too far down that rabbit hole.

Conclusion

Yes, I know there’s a need for having some sort of commenting system available for everyone to participate! I’ll get one running just as soon as I can.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://pixls.us/blog/2014/09/commenting/