Site Update: Disqus Comments


Lexus Enthusiast 7.0

In order to bring the comment system some much needed new features, I’ve decided to try out Disqus.

Disqus is the same system used by Engadget & Mashable, and makes it easy to respond directly to other comments, along with being able to “like” comments, respond to comments via email, and edit your comments.

Besides the old standard name & email standard guest posting, it’s now also possible to leave comments using your Facebook or Twitter accounts — you can also register for a Disqus account if you want to track your comments on the site, but no account is necessary to comment.

The plan is to try out the new commenting system over the next couple weeks and see if works — but my feeling is that the new features will balance out the disruption.

(P.S. I’m still working on getting the recent comments in the sidebar up & running.)

Enjoy!

Comments


  • Nataraj

    Commenting to try out the new system!

    Nataraj

  • http://www.mikeslife.org Mike CJ

    Good move Kevin, I’ve been using Disqus for over a year on all my sites. By the way, you do a fantastic job here. Thank you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WM36LABPMEL52OE5VXZ5HBKFBU Jay

    nice

  • http://twitter.com/CliffCLF Cliff Cheng LF

    testing commenting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ribal.s.raad Ribal S Abi Raad

    Testing :P

  • Anonymous

    Comment test

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    If this new comment system means more comments from lexusboy, I should have installed it months ago! :-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Thanks Mike — appreciate it.

    I’m impressed with Disqus so far, but more importantly, I just didn’t think the standard WordPress comment system scales very well when adding features. I’m also happy that spam comments will have a harder time getting through.

    Curious — do you still run a spam plugin with WordPress?

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew
  • http://www.mikeslife.org Mike CJ

    I don’t run WordPress – I use Drupal on all my sites. I used to use Mollom anti Spam, but since switching to Disqus, Spam just doesn’t get through any more.

  • V12mind

    Trying it out…

  • BlackdynamiteMB

    Welcome to the Lexus/Toyota World of Kaizen!
    Hai!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit Worldofluxury

    Is this LEXUSBOY?! Where have you been?! And what is with your avatar?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit Worldofluxury

    Are you also Blackdynamite on Autospies? I don’t remember agreeing very much… aha

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Continuous improvement sounds about right!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I was going to mention the steering wheel myself, did you make a new purchase?

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    This site ran Drupal for some time, but the platform required too much time investment to stay on top of. It probably remains one of my favorite versions of the site, though. :-)

  • Nataraj

    hmmm…. so how do I edit? (I think I m posting as a guest if that matters)

  • Anonymous

    HA, HA. good one, Krew :-) Thanks for missing me! Sorry for not being able to post comments more frequently, but I’ll try to annoy you guys more ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Hi, WOL!… been busy with a few things, hence less commenting. The avatar is a Merc CL’s steering, a car I wish Lexus would compete with…

  • Anonymous

    Sigh… I wish. Maybe someday. I think you would interested to know that I am currently thinking of getting a used LS430, ie the facelifted model, preferebly 2006. If I can find one in Onyx Black with Ecru semi-aniline leather.

  • Anonymous

    @Krew : It seems the Disqus system requires me to login even when I open articles is separate windows. Is that normal? Also do I have to login for other articles opened in the same window?

  • Anonymous

    …and the 6-spoke rims, not the 5-spokers that I think came with the sport suspension.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Brilliant color combo on top of an excellent model choice. You had me worried with the CL steering wheel!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Turns out that you have to be using either a Disqus, Twitter, or Facebook account to edit comments — from the Disqus FAQ:

    If you’re logged into Disqus (or a remote account such as Facebook or Twitter), you may edit your comment. You can only edit a comment if it hasn’t yet received a reply – this is to preserve the context of the conversation.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Hmm — I would try clearing either clearing your cache or deleting the TLE cookies. I haven’t had any problem with staying logged in. Let me know if that works!

  • Anonymous

    Damn! now I’m unable to sign in with my profile altogether. seems deleting the cookies didn’t work…

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t have any problems with Disqus yesterday, have to comment as “guest” now :-(

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Did you try logging in directly to the Disqus site?

    http://disqus.com

  • Guge

    test

  • Anonymous

    That would be so nice…

  • Anonymous

    It seems I’m already logged in at the Disqus site,the problem is I sign in from the Disqus box above the comments section with password,but my profile doesn’t activate in the add comment box.

  • Enthusiast

    Everytime I want to leave a comment I have to re-enter my e-mail and screen name. I don’t use Twitter or Facebook (and I never will) so maybe that’s the problem?

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I’m away right now, but I’ll be looking into this on the weekend. Sorry for the hassle!

  • Anonymous

    @Krew : Login is working fine now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bsise Bryan Sise

    test of disqus

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    cool story bro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brale-Rodijak/100001028366539 Brale Rodijak

    mee to

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    Good call! Here to comment!

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  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Getting quite a bit of spam in this thread, going to shut it down now.