|Ask HN: Disqus or something else for site comments?|
|14 points by tokenadult 819 days ago | comments|
|I'm reviving my moribund personal website, an information and resource-linking site mostly about education reform and homeschooling, and I think as I bring the site into the HTML5 generation I should revive commenting on the site. The last time I tried allowing commenting, I got a lot of drive-bys from people griping about the point of view expressed on some pages of the site, but never LEARNED anything new from the comments. I enjoy intellectually vital online communities (like HN, of course), so I'm thinking of giving a second go to accepting public comments on my website.|
What's the best technology framework for website comments that tends to build a good, civil, informative community? I've heard friends recommend Disqus, but I visit surprisingly few sites with Disqus comments enabled, so I don't know much about Disqus. As I visited the Disqus website yesterday using Chrome with Ghostery installed, I couldn't even read the site's home page (!), so then I viewed it with IE to see what is going on there. Do you like Disqus? Do you like something else better? What is a good set of software features and administrative practices to maximize the chance of civil, informative discussion on a website that starts off with a controversial, minority point of view?
Thanks for all of your suggestions.
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