- Mozilla's Talk, https://github.com/coralproject/talk. Open source, install yourself.
- Discourse, https://www.discourse.org/. One needs to navigate to a separate page, to post a comment. Not threaded. Min $20/month. Open source. Facebook and Gmail login.
- Isso: https://posativ.org/isso/. Open source, install on your own server.
- Commento, https://github.com/adtac/commento. Open source. Moderation, spam-protection and hosting is under development.
- Schnack, https://www.vis4.net/blog/2017/10/hello-schnack/. Open source, install yourself. Has GitHub and Facebook login.
- HostedComments, https://www.hostedcomments.com/. Proprietory. Min $10/month
- Remarbox, https://www.remarkbox.com/. Proprietory. Min $4/month
- Gitalk. https://github.com/gitalk/gitalk. Open source, install yourself. Comments stored as GitHub issues.
- https://github.com/skx/e-comments. Open source, install yourself.
- And my own: EffectiveDiscussions: https://www.effectivediscussions.org/blog-comments. Open source, or $2 per month. Has Facebook and Gmail login.
I blog. Then post the link to social media. I'll get tens or hundreds of comments on social media, but maybe 3 on the blog itself.
Do any of these commenting systems have a way to say, "Any comments that happen on [Facebook/Twitter] should be added to the blog comment thread"?
I have these enabled on my own blog via the WordPress Bridgy plugin, which can report back on links to your article from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Flickr.
I doubt any of these "Disqus-like" services support this, because it sounds like it's solving a different problem. (Although it'd be useful if they did support it, the way earlier blogging systems display "pingbacks" as if they were comments.
Doesn't seem to work so well with Facebook to me? If I write a blog post and use Brid.gy: I'm getting the impression Brid.gy (https://brid.gy/) only lets me see [mentions about the blog post] that my Facebook account can see? If there's a public discussion about the blog post, somewhere at Facebook in a group of people I'm not connected with — then Brid.gy won't find it?
Is that how it works in general? I mean, the blog & web-mentions tech, will find web-mentions, only about things the blog author can see, via his/her own social media accounts? I'm then getting the feeling that ... if a blog gets popular, shared and discussed a lot at Facebook etc, 99% of all discussions & shares etc, won't be found, because the blog author isn't connected to those people on the relevant social media places. (?)
I think it's technically possible to do the following:
1. I, as the blog owner, authorize this Facebook app to access my Facebook page.
2. I tell the Facebook app the URL of my blog.
3. That Facebook app watches my Facebook page for any posts linking to my blog.
4. When it detects a post on my page linking to my blog, it scans the comments of that post and automatically re-posts those comment to my blog's native comment system, outside the FB walled garden.
Ditto for a Twitter-authorized app.
This way, all the comments about my original content stick with the original content, rather than bound up in walled gardens.
While this all is technically possible, it probably breaks Facebook's terms of service.
So, you could just reply on Facebook, which would then automatically get posted to the blog.
As for the other way around, when a reply is posted on the blog to a comment that was imported from Facebook, I think the FB app could handle that too, and post a reply to the Facebook thread: "Joe Foobar posted a reply to you here: [link to comment on blog]"
Maybe a text message asking the user to please cross post, could do some good? (but not much I suppose)
I've been thinking about if FB, Twitter, etc could be used as notification systems, so, if someone, X, posted a comment at the blog, and someone replied a few days later — then X got a notification via Facebook or Twitter. I had a quick look but didn't find a way to do that via FB. (Because then higher likelihood that people go back to the blog, reply, and continue discussing with each other.)
I was going to ask what blog commenting system you use, and say that if you added Facebook or Gmail login, maybe more people would post comments, since they wouldn't need to sign up and create an account, just to post a comment. — But now I had a look at a blog linked via your profile, and I see you already have FB and Gmail login.
It's opt in and I think Lobsters uses it? Anyway, it's not exactly what you're after as it wouldn't ping you about individual comments, just threads in general
if they leave a comment for you, sure I would put it on the blog. but if people are discussing the article, isn't it easier to do on facebook?
Perhaps a webhook of sorts that pushes comments discussing a link to the link itself and would then be imported into their own comments database.
Of course, I doubt Facebook would do this seeing as there's no tangible benefit to them
most people that use a service such as disqus use it in tandem with a static blog hosted on maybe github, gitlab or whatnot and these have a really neat alternative to this setup, and that's actually committing the comments automatically instead of serving them through js.
there is a FOSS appliance for just that, and it even offers a free hosted service
And what if someone illegally post personally-identifiable-info (PII), even if one deletes it, it'd still be in the commit log, which I think would be illegal? Maybe StaticMan could rewrite the Git history to delete flagged & deleted comments (e.g. comments with PII)... But if it does that, the rebased history will cause problems when you try to push your next blog post to the repo.
Maybe if blog comments were in a separate repository whose history could be rewritten, without interfering with the main repo to which one pushes one's new blog comments.
Leads to much better discussions and relationships
It also seems like the project is working on a moderation UI, I'm waiting on that.