Blogmaster Los posted this last week and got me all excited about a new way to connect & follow each other around the blog world via Disqus. Great idea – so I installed it and quickly noticed a couple things:

  1. It killed my CommentLuv plugin, which is possibly my favorite plugin (for those who don’t know, it finds your latest blog post and puts a link to it under your comment – I click those a lot).
  2. It took over the WordPress control of my comments. This means that I don’t see the comments in my admin section any longer, and the ‘Recent Comments’ widget is not longer working.

To both of those I say “poo”. I’m not sure how much longer I will leave Disqus up on my blog. But I thought I’d see what you thought.

  1. Disqus? which hijacked my blog, but is an amazing tool to connect us more.
  2. Or CommentLuv? which doesn’t have nearly the depth of Disqus, but leaves my blog alone.

Thoughts? (does my graphic make the choice too obvious?)

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22 Comments

  1. very nice and interesting good job

  2. loswhit

    All your comments are still there. Just import them./
    And they also have a latest comment widget.
    Los

  3. inworship

    I tried it our for an afternoon and realized I didn't have much control immediately over how my comments section looked. I didn't like that.

    I love the ability to comment to each other, but that can also happen with a simple @ sign at the beginning of their name.

    I can see for Los and others how it would be beneficial with 100's of comments on a post, but for my little blog, I will do fine without it :)

    I love CommentLuv as well

  4. CommentLuv wins it for me.

  5. My vote is commentluv

  6. I like commentluv particularly…

  7. Disqus is starting to grow on me. I think it makes me want to comment more on other people's blogs?!

  8. Update: I DO see my comments in the Admin screen now, it's just a Disqus application that is managing them (not bad really).

    I took Los' advice and synced comments with wordpress and the 'recent comments' widget is working once again…

  9. Aww – well that sucks!

  10. I prefer Disqus! so much more interaction than CommentLuv.

  11. I think its a good system

  12. Wow! Great post and very insightful.
    I can tell you put a lot of effort into this.
    Can't wait to keep reading your posts and happy holidays!
    I can't wait to get our Pre-Lit Christmas tree out and start trimming it.

  13. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  14. Very nice information. Thanks for this.

  15. yes but, you gotta love the commentluv.

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  16. I’ve been looking at various systems of comment tracking.. and was hoping top find something to work with commentluv…. guess I’ll be looking at IntenseDebate.
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  17. I’d love to konw if both of them can exist happily together. I really like Commentluv for the superb way it allows you to get known within your particular niche.
    .-= Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach´s last blog ..How to make gratuitous profits with CommentLuv longterm – Part 1 =-.

  18. I will go with coomluv…it is the best…aat least i have my comments with me…and get links too

  19. I’m stuck in the same conundrum! So far I’m staying with Disqus but I think i’d actually prefer CommenLuv. I’m afraid to disable Disqus though for fear of losing all my previous comments….

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  21. I’ll go with Disqus anytime! A lot more interaction plus it looks way better.

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