Why I want to incorporate DISQUS on the site

Hey guys.. I decided yesterday to try to incorporate DISQUS into the website as a way of improving on the commenting area.

Some of the most visited WordPress websites use DISQUS, such as Mashable (that I love), Engadget, CNN, MTV, and they finally incorporated a way that our existing user-base can start using the system without having to register again with them.

So I felt that it was time to give it a try.

The reasons why I want to use DISQUS are as follows:

  1. DISQUS offers a single place where I can see all the comments on the site and answer them (including from my iPhone).  Currently I am having trouble keeping up with all the conversations.. I currently find it easier for people to communicate with me via other means, which is contrary to why I set up my site in the first place.  DISQUS will allow me to get back into the conversations on the site.
  2. It will allow people to comment on the site without having to register specifically with my site (Single-Sign-On).  If they are logged into Facebook, or Twitter or other systems, they can start commenting right away. That should help the community grow.  I can still do all the moderation stuff I did before (and more) with DISQUS… it just makes it easier for people to participate
  3. You can reply to comments via email and those replies go right back on to the site!  I had put together a bit of a hack that was not built into WordPress where you were all notified of comment replies.. but those could not be turned off, for example, in the regular comments section if you inadvertently left them on.  DISQUS notifies you of those comment replies but also let’s you respond via email!  That is MAJOR for me, again, as it will allow me to participate more easily.  It will be nice for you as well.
  4. You can embed media into the comments, YouTube videos, pics, etc.. I think that’s cool!
  5. Pages don’t have to reload when you post a comment. This frees up the server to allow it to do other things and run faster as we result.
  6. It tracks references to the post for other sources.
  7. It allows me to integrate Tumblr into my site.  Tumblr is a blogging platform that allows me to post pictures, videos, audio, links, text, etc. from my iPhone and automatically distribute that post out to my Facebook page, my Twitter and to this site. You’ll see it integrated in the Tumblr link in the navigation.   Tumblr uses the DISQUS commenting system as well, so you can all participate there seamlessly.
  8. Once you sign in on the site here, you’ll be able to make comments on other sites all over the web without signing in.  Plus you’ll be able to TRACK those comments all over the web from a simple interface.  So it truly does extend your community out to the web.

Concerns about using DISQUS

  1. Will it affect the other aspects of the site, such as the private messages, the groups and forums (the Buddypress stuff)?
    I don’t think it will as all of those things remain intact, and DISQUS syncs with my existing site, but if we do encounter issues, I will try to fix them.
  2. Now I have to sign up to another system?
    DISQUS is supposed to integrate with your existing credentials on  the site so you should automatically be signed in if you are signed into my site.  You may want to claim your own comments on DISQUS if you want to track your comments, but it may not be necessary to do that if you don’t care.
  3. Does this mean that the HotForWords website is doomed to failure because you changing something?
    I hope not!  I am merely improving the commenting area!  Only one or two cute puppies will be killed in the process, but it’s for the betterment of all mankind!  Umm… no puppies will be killed in the process.. for those of you YouTubers that have found your way over here, that’s called sarcasm.. meaning.. oh forget it.. watch this video to find out!

If you have any other questions or concerns, please express them below.

I have deactivated DISQUS for now while I iron out some technical issues.

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178 Responses to Why I want to incorporate DISQUS on the site

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  12. Dota Maphack says:

    I opted for openID instead of disqus for one blog of mine in the shopping niche.
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  15. Yes, definitely love the functionality of Disqus but I found this article trying to figure out why Mashable decided to ditch Disqus! Made me sad. Oh well……glad you added it.

  16. before this i’ve already been actively commenting on a blog, allkpop.com. after i’ve started my tumblr,i decided to merge the accounts together. then,i found out that ALL the “likes” i’ve been receiving through that blog are gone(fortunately my comments aren’t).

    the other thing is,i tried replying through Disqus dashboard,but it doesn’t work. have open the original website to comment there.

    T_T

  17. Anonymous says:

    I can’t find any problems. I had signed on in 2009 but only started using it this month. It seems easy to use

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  19. LienDTK says:

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  21. bobsully says:

    I am curious as to where comments I would make “here” are being displayed and stored, since they are no longer a real part of your site in that respect. In other words, where is here? It doesn’t appear to me that there is really any way to opt in or out of using disqus. and I do understand if one really has a concern about privacy the internet is not the best place to be. :)

  22. HotForWords says:

    I have some answers fir you.. One is the make the text-decoration:none !important;

  23. PageDoll says:

    I’m losing stuff over here. the original comment with the link is gone and has been replaced by the reply to myself.

  24. PageDoll says:

    Just for funnies, this is how I felt last night trying to figure out all this new stuff! “cept the broom is a bat and the bird is all the new stuff like disqus and tumblr. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o4skMGZgn4&feature=player_detailpage#t=15s

  25. PageDoll says:

    Marina, I think thats why I was confused too.
    I was reading all the disqus info at disqus as if it were pertaining to MY COMPUTER and/or the WEBSITE I WAS ON or got the link from. When all along it was info for people who have or run websites.
    Maybe? I don’t know.

    I scrolled the comments before I signed in. After signing in and starting to scroll down again the whole screen went white and I got a 503 error. Clicked on my tool bar back to your site and I was signed out.
    I have no clue what it means, just letting you know it happened.
    My avatar finally changed. The one in the recent activity is the most curent. However, the av above the box I’m writing this comment in is still leaves any berries. AND if I make a comment on one of your tumblr pics my av is still a turkey. I’m having an identity crisis! “Who am I? Who…am I?” – The Breakfast Club

  26. PageDoll says:

    Marina, I think thats why I was confused too.
    I was reading all the disqus info at disqus as if it were pertaining to MY COMPUTER and/or the WEBSITE I WAS ON or got the link from. When all along it was info for people who have or run websites.
    Maybe? I don’t know.

    I scrolled the comments before I signed in. After signing in and starting to scroll down again the whole screen went white and I got a 503 error. Clicked on my tool bar back to your site and I was signed out.
    I have no clue what it means, just letting you know it happened.
    My avatar finally changed. The one in the recent activity is the most curent. However, the av above the box I’m writing this comment in is still leaves any berries. AND if I make a comment on one of your tumblr pics my av is still a turkey. I’m having an identity crisis! “Who am I? Who…am I?” – The Breakfast Club

  27. Hi Marina,

    I love DISQUS and use it on my site. The only giltch we’ve had with this system is because we are using Joomla instead of WordPress. Sometimes our comments show as “zero” even when we have comments. Can’t seem to fix this glitch, but if you’re using WordPress, you should be fine.

    So excited to discover your site . . . I’m CRAZY about words!

    :) Dana

    • HotForWords says:

      I selected the option where the javascript is moved to the footer and that solved my zero comments on the homepage.. or rather.. it didn’t show the count.. it just showed Comments. Would that work for you?

  28. Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

    Here is a link to make Disqus stop mailbombing your computer.http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/unsubscribe-disqus-comment-notifications-specific-post/I found page after page of users having problems with this site.I have yet to find out how to get rid of Disqus!http://help.disqus.com/entries/101347-how-do-i-remove-my-accountWhy I want to discorporate Disqus on my computer.It looks like it was written by the same guys who wrote Thinkpoint Security!http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-thinkpoint

    Oh look! Now, my screen name is ‘Me Lika Do The Cha Cha’, again!
    That’s it – I’ve had enough.!!!!!!!!!!!
    @Marina – I want to get rid of Disqus tonight – ASAP! Thanks

    • Marina Orlova says:

      Me Lika.. DISQUS only emails if you have replies to YOUR comment… do not subscribe to an entire post.. it will kill you in emails!

      Again, if you have a problem, let me know and I’ll get them to fix it for you.

      Can you please just relax? Millions of people use Disqus.. I’ve been using it for over a year with no problems. Can we please just get your issues solved?

      Do you need to unsubscribe from something? Let me know and I’ll get them to fix it.

      Are you having other problems, please let me know and I’ll get them fixed. It’s merely a commenting system.. exactly what I had before, only it allows people to do more stuff.

      If it was such an evil system it would not be used on some of the biggest sites on the planet.. again.. I’ve used DISQUS to comment on sites for over a year and have had no problems.

      Your problems are because I integrated it with my site and there are still some bigs.

      • Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

        Relax? What makes you think I’m not relaxed? :confused:
        For such a great program, it isn’t very user friendly. :sad:
        Like a malware program, it has no uninstall feature. :pissed:

        I will be happy to try this when Disqus is ready to
        perform simple functions without creating issues. :partysmile:

        To date, Disqus has failed to work properly for me, :annoyed:
        and for many others, from what I’ve read; both here
        and in comments across the internet as I’ve searched
        for useful help and information to resolve these issues. :enlightened:

        Perhaps, completely dumping the program, and regaining the
        control I had before will allow for a working installation to be
        loaded. How do I unload this? If there are directions inside the
        Disqus program, they are well hidden. :Iknowaratwheniseeonesmile:

        I am about to do a full system recovery, as I would do with a
        virus. This appears to be the only solution to regain the state
        my computer was in before Disqus took functionality and
        control away from me as a user. Since this will take about a
        day to accomplish in this manner, I will be reluctant to reload
        Disqus. :killyouwithmyeyesforwastingmytimesmile:

        Even doing this, the matter of canceling the account(s?) with
        Disqus, in order to start from scratch; remains unresolved. :burned:
        I already wrote to Disqus support requesting they cancel my
        accounts under the header ‘You suck – I quit you – Let me out!’

        Any help you may offer that would allow me to unload/uninstall Disqus
        without the need for a full system recovery would be appreciated. :grin:

        • What do you mean “full system recovery?” Is anything installed on your computer by them?

          • Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

            I don’t know. Is there?
            I don’t have any level of trust or confidence in this program.
            I want to get rid of it completely with no shards or remnants.
            This will restore my confidence that my system is free of
            any blight or contaminant settings or hidden instructions.

            Have you ever heard of the ‘Phantom Program’?
            It was the first virus program written for mainframe systems.
            It introduced itself in 1978 by clearing all the programs running
            on mainframes at several colleges in the midwest, and printing
            this message to the monitor screen “I am the Phantom Program
            Catch me if you can”. Copies of the program were searched out
            and snuffed, yet it persisted. It was in the kernel, but the only way
            to purge it was to physically dismantle the bubble core memory.
            It took ten days to dismantle the core, and get back together.
            The program was encrypted, so nobody knew what was in it.
            Two weeks later, it happened again “I am the Phantom Program…”
            Turns out, in the course of shutting down the system, a routine
            was triggered where the program called a bank computer and
            made a copy of itself there with instructions to call back and
            reinstall in 30 days.

            I don’t know who wrote Disqus, what they install, or how it works.
            I took it on the faith of your word to try it, and here we are.

            I have looked for and requested directions and instructions how to
            unload/uninstall the program, and cancel any accounts in my name.
            I have yet to receive this information; ergo, my trust is down 99 points.

            By completely reinstalling, I will have no hidden scripts, LSO’s, etc.
            to contend with. My machine will perform as if Disqus never existed,
            hopefully. Of course, any help Marina may offer allowing me to regain
            the happy state I was in before this fiasco, without having to do a
            full system recovery would be greatly appreciated. :grin:
            Now this request is enumerated. The next time will be the third one!

            • Maybe in your case they should delete all of your accounts from their system then you can go back with the same (should be only one) account at hfw and sign up fresh.Important… don’t do anything like this unless marina has all of your new comments Notice… nothing new here yet…http://www.hotforwords.com/members/melikadothechacha/

              • Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

                It doesn’t matter. I’m done with Disqus.
                I have disassociated all my accounts and
                removed all my profile data. My new
                screen name with them is : (
                It would be nothing, but they require two
                characters minimum. I’m not playing.

                I’m not the only one having problems.
                There are pages and pages of links
                to other people who are done with them.

                • I don’t think you need to worry… trusty will (of course) not stop until everything is fixed perfectly.

                  p.s. don’t worry about it…
                  http://www.hotforwords.com/2010/12/01/pr0n/
                  …trusty just did a porn video. :pagedolljoke:

                  • Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

                    I’m not worried
                    “Only a fool fights in a burning house”
                    I’m just getting the f*ck out of the house
                    until the damn fire’s out! I’m burned!

                    “You and 2 others like pOrn” :grin:

                    • Marina Orlova says:

                      I am sad that you wouldn’t let me help you. People don’t have any more problems with disqus than they do with wordpress or tumblr or facebook. In fact, I have less problems with them so far.. so much better than any system I have ever used. Ever.

                      I am sorry you had problems and are not willing to solve them. It’s a shame because you are extremely important to the site. It’s a shame that we won’t be able to communicate via email and other means. Again, disqus does not install a thing on your computer… but you don’t want to hear it, so I will move on.

                    • : ( says:

                      Don’t be sad. Dumping Disqus means I don’t lose anything
                      I had before. Having Disqus is just one f*ck up after another!
                      It has got to end – I am not a lab rat. Jumping through hoops is
                      easy, when you don’t set ‘em on fire!
                      I don’t have any problems with WordPress, Facebook or tumblr.
                      When changes made to WordPress screwed up my Avatar settings
                      a few months back, it took a week – but I was given back control.
                      Now, I have two Avatars: one that requires me to use Gravatar,
                      and one that doesn’t. Time was I was required to use Gravatar
                      in both the lesson pages and the forums. Just another hoop…
                      As long as WordPress, Facebook and tumblr don’t go through Disqus,
                      they work fine! I don’t have an Apple computer, I am PC. The ‘P’ stands
                      for “personal”.

                      I am sorry you had problems and are not willing to solve them
                      Marina, that was insulting, and so not true. You need to go back
                      over my posts and see where I have busted my ass trying to be of
                      help and use to you in trying resolve the problems introduced by
                      Disqus for myself and others in this community. I thank you for at
                      least trying to help me, but Disqus support has been unable to fix
                      whatever is broken with regard to my accoun(s?).

                      Again, disqus does not install a thing on your computer… but you don’t want to hear it
                      Another insult? Hear this: it may not install anything on my machine
                      (no cookies? no LSO’s? No hidden scripts? – are you sure?) BUT it
                      sure does mess with my Facebook program, which runs on my machine.

                      Early in this process, I offered a suggestion that you set up a beta area
                      to work out the bugs. By your desire to ‘move on’, I can only come to
                      the conclusion that Disqus works as flawlessly and seamlessly for all
                      who use it here, and it is only myself (and the multitude of others who
                      have left posts on the web) who are being left out. I only know about
                      those people because despite the help you’ve offered, Disqus does
                      not want to fix the problems with my account(s?). So… move on!

                      The only viable solution remaining for me is to shed Disqus, if they
                      will let me
                      ! Your site is the only one currently dragging me back
                      through Disqus to make posts (even though WordPress is not even
                      selected)! That works good, huh? You might want to read some of the
                      posts by others in the multitude and see what else ‘works’. I did.
                      I don’t use Apple, and a year to figure out this badly written, unituitive
                      piece of… software. Especially when it behaves like malware!!!

                      When a program doesn’t work, or is installed incorrectly; shed it.
                      That’s all I want to do. How do I accomplish that?
                      Can you tell me before you ‘move on’? …or not??
                      I am sick of going round and round and writing a book
                      every time we discuss this issue. Can we resolve this, and truly move on?
                      : (

                    • Marina Orlova says:

                      I just realized your confusion about “installing Disqus” You are reading about people having issues installing Disqus on their sites. Disqus is installed on websites.. NOT people’s computers.

                      As for “pages and pages” of people with disqus problems? Again.. that’s for people installing the system on their servers. Take a look at people that have problems with WordPress comments: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=issue+with+wordpress+comments&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

                      Pages and pages. Or how about Facebook comments: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=issues+with+facebook+comments&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

                      Pages and pages.

                      I spend countless hours trying to keep this website running smoothly. And with that, I still have problems and I try to do what I can to make it run as smoothly as possible.

                      I noticed that I was unable to keep up with the conversations on the site, so I researched and researched the best possible solutions to help me stay connected with people and that’s how I came up with this system. As you’ll notice, I am communicating more with people because I can do it via email and my iphone.

                      Anyway.. I am doing my best and I’m sorry you don’t like it.

                    • : ( says:

                      I know you do your best.
                      It is Disqus that doesn’t do it’s best.
                      I’ve spent all my morning computer time
                      on this one problem, foresaking all other tasks.
                      I have to go to work, without a happy result.
                      I guess the problem will still be here when I get back.

                    • Marina Orlova says:

                      I need to know hat your problem is in order to fix it.

                    • Marina Orlova says:

                      I sent you a nice long private message.. check your email or your messages here. Remember.. you cannot reply to the private message via email.. you have to respond on the site.

                      We’ll get this resolved Me Lika Do The Cha Cha! I promise!

                    • Cyberquill says:

                      For such a great program, it isn’t very user friendly. :sad:
                      Like a malware program, it has no uninstall feature. :pissed:

                      What are you talking about “no uninstall feature”? I just installed the WordPress Disqus plugin on my blog—Disqus itself is hosted on a different server, but you need to install the plugin—and I there’s a big Uninstall button right there on the Dashboard. With one click Disqus is gone and my old WordPress comment section is back the way it was before. Another click, and Disqus is back and my WordPress comment section is gone. The comments itself remain unchanged.

                      I’ve got a few minor glitches to iron out, and so I’ve been uninstalled and reinstalled it a few times now. One click and it’s gone. No idea what you’re griping about.

                      What I would like to know, though, is where I could get a list of all the CSS classes used in Disqus so I can do a little styling.

                      And the one thing that really annoys me about Disqus is that above the comment box it says “Add New Comment” and below it says “Showing 133 comments”

                      For consistency’s sake, either both should be all caps, or both should be lower-case with only the first word capitalized. What looks completely retarded is “Comments” and then “comments.” Unfortunately, this seems to be a Disqus server-side issue that the user can’t change.

                    • Cyberquill says:

                      Thanks. I had found that page already, but it gives very little information.

                  • fglrx says:

                    This is a reply to Cyberquill

                    Thanks, but I believe it’s the backslash at the end of my anchor tag that closes it

                    Do you really need the anchor tag (which is deprecated in XHTML and developers not always care if it works fine) for some particular reason? Every element with id is automatically an anchor and you can use the id name with # to refer to it (I’m writing this basics not for you because you know about it, but for the consistency of my answer, so don’t get offend). Why can’t you use <div id="respond">something</div> instead od the anchor tag?

                    I suppose you may need the anchor tag it to omit some problems with Internet Explorer.

                    Maybe
                    <a name="respond" id="respond">&nbsp;</a>
                    would work better than < a name="respond" / > ?

        • What do you mean “full system recovery?” Is anything installed on your computer by them?

        • Marina Orlova says:

          DISQUS is not installed on your machine.. it has nothing to do with your machine. There is nothing to uninstall.

          What is the problem you are having? I got your accounts merged… are they not merged?

          Again, there is nothing to uninstall.. it is not a virus.. it is a commenting system that runs on my site.

          If you subscribed to a long thread, are you not able to unsubscribe? Let me know so that I can have them fix it.

          Again.. disqus is the system I use to run my comments. it is on my server. It is NOT on your computer. I think you are getting a little overwhelmed here and I’m here to help you solve the problem.

          But I need you to please tell me what the problems are so that I can do something about them.

          Again.. a full system recovery would have absolutely NOTHING to do with my commenting system. Also, stop reading all this drivel on the net from idiots. I spent the god part of a year analyzing disqus and I have not done anybody wrong in my endeavors.. I will not do you wrong either!

          You just have to tell me what is wrong so that I can fix it! Please!

      • Yes… it’s good. A small amount of people wrote a massive amount of code and it’s 99% working as planned at the moment. I think the chacha problem is because of the claim comments thing. They still actually need that so when a website owner converts to DISQUS like you did… a user can immediately connect their one account at for instance hfw to the disqus account. When you had to revert back for a day it caused the multiples? That was something unexpected and it’s not that big of a problem.

      • chacha has the name “Me Lika Do The Cha Cha” because he hopes you will use it in a video and he will hear you say that.The beginning of your comment starts out… “Me Lika.. DISQUS”He’s gonna go nut if he sees that… whooops too late :blurtingsomethingoutinwriting: :imonlykidding:

    • Marina Orlova says:

      Me Lika.. DISQUS only emails if you have replies to YOUR comment… do not subscribe to an entire post.. it will kill you in emails!

      Again, if you have a problem, let me know and I’ll get them to fix it for you.

      Can you please just relax? Millions of people use Disqus.. I’ve been using it for over a year with no problems. Can we please just get your issues solved?

      Do you need to unsubscribe from something? Let me know and I’ll get them to fix it.

      Are you having other problems, please let me know and I’ll get them fixed. It’s merely a commenting system.. exactly what I had before, only it allows people to do more stuff.

      If it was such an evil system it would not be used on some of the biggest sites on the planet.. again.. I’ve used DISQUS to comment on sites for over a year and have had no problems.

      Your problems are because I integrated it with my site and there are still some bigs.

  29. Big Geek Dad says:

    Maybe I’ll give DISQUS a try on my website.

  30. Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

    Disqus still has bugs! Even Marina is affected:Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/hotforwords.com/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/tumblr-recent-photo-widget/widget_tumblr_recent_photos.php on line [b]95[/b]I got a Disqus merge accounts thingee, but it doesn’t seem to haveworked correctly.Now, my screen name is ‘MeLikaDoTheChaCha’(instead of ‘Me Lika Do The Cha Cha’) :roll: To solve the riddle of why clicking the Facebook ‘like’button was bouncing off, I had to disassociate from Facebookinside of Disqus. Now, the ‘like’ button works like it should, but thisdefeats the purpose of having Disqus associating with Facebook :shock: Oh – one other thing: DO NOT toggle on the ‘subscribe to threads’ in the notification area, unless you want to have a VERY FULL mail box. There is no setting allowing for selective subscribes, so you can’t turn it off once it’s on. The only way to stop it is to stop ALL notifications, again, defeating the purpose of using Disqus. I tried to use the email filter to route incoming mail from one site (CBS news) I (inadvertently) subscribed to, but the filters don’t work! Each incoming mail has a unique descriptor; rendering the filtering off of replies from a specific site to a separate folder – useless! I had to turn off my mail notifier, because Disqus has hit me with a mailbomb! When it isn’t acting like a virus, it behaves like malware!I’m gonna give it one more day, and then I’m going to shed it like any other badly written piece of software. I want control of my accounts back. Disqus doesn’t allow it.

  31. hott4urblog says:

    Well, for what its worth I kinda like it… It’s new; the Internet keeps changing all the time. Now, everything is linked, I don’t have to run-around (so to speak) to see everything. I think you find this convenient too. See you around… da net…. That is so-cool Marina is everywhere!

  32. fglrx says:

    The bras d’honneur (arm of honor) – some people think it is a Polish gesture (due to the anti-communist protest that happened at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow), but it comes probably from France or Italy.

  33. Seesi says:

    Dear Marina,
    Happy Birthday. I thought you would still be in Mexico, so I neglected to send you a Birthday Card. (Actually, in the days of e-mail and other Internet connections, the mailing of cards is becoming obsolete.) I hope you enjoy a wonderful birthday and celebrate! Here’s how I do it: I take a sip of California sparkling wine and then I tilt my head back and laugh out loud. Why? Because I’ve made it through another year, and in pretty good style, too! Of course, you do it in mucg better style than I do, by staying at Cabo San Lucas, or the deluxe Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas! Have a great day! I’ll also celebrate a little, on your behalf!
    SeesixCM6

  34. Marina Orlova says:

    I need to whitelist you because some of your comments were going to spam. Will do it as soon as I get to the office. You will then never have a comment not appear again. Need to do it for some other people as well.

    Also check with DISQUS support about your account if still problems or I can if you need me to.

  35. Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

    I may be getting closer to understanding this bug I’m having with the Disqus accounts.
    I put Disqus in the search bar while in Facebook, and it took me to the ‘Moving Comment to Disqus’ page here at HotForWords, logging my screen name as ‘Me Lika Do The Cha Cha’!

    Clearly, there are two accounts!

    I think one is tied to my Facebook login, and one is linked here.
    I still need to noodle around with the Disqus login to figure out if
    using the Facebook password accesses ‘Me Lika Do The Cha Cha’.

    I’m a little tired right now, but I’m not as think as I dumb I am, sometimes.
    I’ll pick it up tomorrow instead of banging my head anymore tonight.
    Don’t want to end up getting stupified!

  36. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    Up here in Canada, they have a new way to get guys to save money…

  37. MLDTChaCha says:

    I tried to post this as an edit to the banner test below.Disqus error wouldn’t let me save it there!!!My Disqus account lost the merge?How did that already get broken????My screen name shows up here as ‘Me Lika Do The Cha Cha’- unable to login to Disqus with this screen nameMy Disqus dashboard show my screen name as ‘MeLikaDoTheChaCha’- this logs me in at Disqus, same as my email addressNo recent posts show up – link to HotforWords is gone!’registered site’ link is gone!Last activity shown from two days ago shows my screen name as ‘MLDTChaCha’- this screen name is tied to my Twitter / Twitpic and Blog.de accounts, but shows up on posts made here from two days ago.- unable to login to Disqus with this screen name@Marina – KUMBAYA!

    Guess I’ll check back in six hours and see what’s left!

  38. Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

    Image Banner test #2 (or 3, I forget – they keep crapping out)

    Banner Test

  39. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    HOOKING UP WORDS AND PHRASES AND CLAUSES…

    • Daniel Pool says:

      That was grate. I remember that coming on every Saturday morning as a kid . Just Read a book from the guy who came up with all the stuff. Squire Rushnell. When GOD winks at you.

      • Smokey Lightfoot says:

        I liked the singers voice in this video…

        Bikengruvin Bike Art WebsiteThis message, together with any attachments, is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message, or any attachment is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the original sender immediately by return E-mail and delete this message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you.

        • Smokey Lightfoot says:

          Ooooops! I replied via my email but didn’t know that the email signature shows up. If this reply above can be deleted… go for it… and this one too. In future, I will log in to reply.

  40. Oh Leonard, I have had such a F&*&$^ING hard time getting buddypress in with my theme. Everytime I turn a corner, another problem seems to appear.

    I do not know how Marina just pushed a button and got everything working all dandy:s

  41. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    WORD REQUEST { idiosyncrasy }

  42. Cyberquill says:

    Testing Diskus.

  43. Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

    (reply from Marina Orlova)That is a good suggestion. I wonder if there is a place you can suggest it at DISQUS? I’ll try to look for one when I get near a computer. See how cool it is that I can respond to this comment via email? (reply back to Marina)Yeah! I like the audio bits, too :mrgreen: GOTS to find a way to get the happy little emoticons up.“Kumbaya! It never hurts to help!”- Eek the CatPerformance Check: Reply made to Marina posts, appearing as one expects. When tab is reloaded, reply disappears… gone to oblivion?! Did this really go through, or not? Does Marina see a reply in the original conversation thread? Where did it go?Possible Solution: Somewhere between an elephant and a rhinoceros (Hell-if-I-know!)

  44. leoNard says:

    8.Once you sign in on the site here, you’ll be able to make comments on other sites all over the web without signing in. Plus you’ll be able to TRACK those comments all over the web from a simple interface. So it truly does extend your community out to the web.
    just DO ir…messing with e-mails is a scam http://mimg.ugo.com/201002/37104/phenomena1.jpg

  45. leoNard says:

    {community}…collecting taxes or establishing…some of my post are not transmitting….cyber-pigs!!!

  46. fglrx says:

    Dear Marina, we all are thankful that you are participating in the discussions on this site so frequently again – it’s just like it was in 2008! Some people thought you abandoned us when you had become a well-recognized celebrity, but now they can see that’s not true. That’s so nice on your part that you are back here and discuss with us. We missed your personal comments so much here through so many months!

    • Marina Orlova says:

      I’m telling you I wracked my brain on how to keep up with all the comments… I couldn’t find the ones directed at me… I couldn’t really answer then from my phonemic when I was at the computer I couldn’t find the ones I wanted to answer. This new system has changed everything! Plus the tumblr thing should also allow me to bring all of my extraneous media back to the site and it incorporates the new commenting system… So I think I have a winning combination here!

      I’m so excited by that!!! I was trying to tell friends about what I did but they just looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language!!

  47. Me Lika Do The Cha Cha says:

    Only one or two cute puppies will be killed in the process!

    Think of the puppies!

    Umm… no puppies will be killed in the process..

    • Marina Orlova says:

      That is a good suggestion. I wonder if there is a place you can suggest it at DISQUS? I’ll try to look for one when I get near a computer. See how cool it is that I can respond to this comment via email?

  48. Daniel Pool says:

    Hello Marina word request {CONFORMITY} Thanks

  49. thematrix75 says:

    Hello Marina, you sure do keep yourself busy. Way to go keeping up with technology , and doing whatever you can do to help make this site bigger, better, and even more cooler. Keep up the great job, and peace!

  50. Disqus comments are great, although you cannot add any emoticons!

  51. bobsully says:

    I for one don’t really wish my comments, my IDs, all linked together, and I don’t really care that “everyone is doing it.” I suppose it makes your life easier, for the reasons you mention, but for me I will just continue to enjoy a new word in my life, every so often, and whether I comment will lose its importance. Rest assured I will still be enjoying the words, and that really was the attraction to begin with, that a of course Marina’s unique way of making it fun.

  52. veritanuda says:

    Hmmm Well I do understand your reasoning behind aggregating all threads at all times together in order to be able to manage it all but I have to confess a certain old school uneasiness about comments here appearing else where on the internet without either my consent or knowledge. Not everyone is a new media darling and if I choose to keep my private and personal life separate from online participation then I think it is better for all concerned. Fortunately I link very little personal information to my net pesona preferring to reserve that for real world contact. Am I pragmatic or a cynic? The choice is yours.It does however same something of the world that love of self and love of self-promotion have somehow become synonymous with each other. Where will it ultimately end? I hazard to guess but will keep counsel to myself so as not to jinx the outcome. After all now my words have the potential to sweep the world through a dozen different portals who knows where. It could be the tremble of an avalanche that has yet come to pass. Will this encourage me to produce and share more content? Perhaps, perhaps not. We shall see.

    • fglrx says:

      I also keep my personal information away from sites where I am just for fun and for clowning around. I use several different profiles for my Internet activity. I of course have for example a real Facebook profile, but I will never reveal it here (although Marina has enough data to identify me and bring a lawsuit against me if I behaved too badly).So now I must stay wide awake and protect myself from posting something here under my real personal data by chance. But I still think introducing Disqus to the site is a good idea that may revive interesting discussions by bringing new people.

    • Anonymous says:

      veratinuda,
      I am not posting your comments all over the web, it is simply a system that processes the comments that offers you some great features where you can track your own comments more easily.

      The part about all over the web means that if you are logged in here and visit another website that also uses DISQUS you can start commenting immediately without registering again.

      I am just trying to make the experience more fulfilling. Give it a chance, I think you’ll like it.

      • veritanuda says:

        Well sometimes I am just an ASOB when it comes to playing nice with demographics and make it a habit to logout, clear my cookies and randomly switch my browser when moving from site to site ;) I don’t think it will stop me doing that :)But I guess my theory is finally proven though, that most people are inherently lazy. Not by co-incidence was the microwave oven and the TV remote control invented ;)The cynic in me thinks that the only reason any of these ‘social media’ sites integrate at all is to track users web habits in a bid to try sell you more ‘stuff’.Oh well.. Que sera sera..

        • leoNard says:

          I like what your comments communicated… ..cyber society is created and growing to sell their control! The pretty haves to the petty have nots… b l e s s the new age {SAIL}. Spam of HotForWords And what is a trusty comment? {Rural/Urban} ..or, I overheard talk about “cyber-junkyards”; unwanted and expected advertising, taking information to pass on? Thanks for everyThing of ThoughT

        • Anonymous says:

          If you look at the stats, 25% of all Internet pageviews last month were on Facebook, which indicates that the growth of the Internet is growing largely in part because of people’s need for social interaction.. or in the case of Facebook, their need for feeling important in this world. Andy Warhol’s prediction is coming true in the trues of senses.

          I have so much more that I want to post here, but I have to run out… will complete this later.

          • veritanuda says:

            Famous for 15 minutes? Perhaps that should be famous for 15 tweets or 15 blog entries or 15 youtube videos ;)

            Trends come and trends go, but is it wholly perverse to want to buck the trend all the time? I find it kinda fun. :)

            No pseudo pals please. Tis my token to the deity of difference.

            Night night.

          • veritanuda says:

            Famous for 15 minutes? Perhaps that should be famous for 15 tweets or 15 blog entries or 15 youtube videos ;)

            Trends come and trends go, but is it wholly perverse to want to buck the trend all the time? I find it kinda fun. :)

            No pseudo pals please. Tis my token to the deity of difference.

            Night night.

  53. Noway says:

    yeah ive totally read it all, snowboard miniramp looks cooooooool i totally aprove it!

  54. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    I am trying this em”bed” code thing out to see if it works… speaking of bed… here’s what some would want or dream of having while in bed! I think it would be a bit distracting!

  55. samuel3d says:

    I’m sorry I upset you. if you don’t mind me asking you this but what is the number 222 mean?

  56. stigmatasaurus says:

    What’s ‘reactions’ all about? Just for Twitter accounts?

  57. giannii says:

    Hi Marina,

    welcome to Disqus! Feel free to contact me if you need any help with your site integration. I’m always here to help. =)

    giannii (at) disqus.com

  58. samuel3d says:

    Hey,
    Marina can you do a video of the Origin of the word Krypton?

    Thanks Samuel.

  59. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    I like the idea of embedding media into the comments. You may have to moderate these… or send “bad boys” to the Principal’s office. I don’t see emoticons and I think they help to express/convey messages…

  60. samuel3d says:

    O.k. I’ll stay. your right, Thank God I don’t do Drugs or Alcohol yuk. Oh are you doing anymore Russian lessons? I love learning the lessons. your an awsome person.

  61. leoNard says:

    Thanks, you old horse!!! :lol: Little Dragon – Twice :-) {hoarse}

    • Marina Orlova says:

      I need to whitelist you because some of your comments were going to spam. Will do it as soon as I get to the office. You will then never have a comment not appear again. Need to do it for some other people as well.

  62. samuel3d says:

    Hi Marina,

    I think i’m going to delete my account, I’ve been on your site for Two years, I know I said this before but I think it’s time for me to move on with my life. I hope this doesn’t upset you. Sorry:( :cry:

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