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Ask HN: Ok to use HN for our blog comments?
5 points by Bradosaur 903 days ago | 5 comments
Comment threads on Wordpress blogs across the internet are often low-quality, whereas people seem to be well behaved and insightful on HN. Is it okay to simply have a "Discuss this post on [Hacker News]" on every blog post?

Is there a posting rate above which this would be unacceptable? I don't want to flood the "new" section.




"Comment threads on Wordpress blogs across the internet are often low-quality"

I'd recommend switching to Facebook comments for your own blog if that's the concern. It improves quality dramatically.

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Yep, or even better, Disqus. This gives people the option of using multiple accounts they already have, and people are concerned with their reputation, which always helps behavior.

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If I go with an in-Wordpress solution, it'll probably be Disqus. I initially liked the idea of having a clean troll-less page for users who don't care about commenting. Maybe this is just vanity. I also like having the entire discussion in one place, instead of a thread on HN and another thread on my blog.

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Your site will probably be banned. Instead of submitting, just check HN or one of the unofficial APIs programmatically and append the discussion link to a URL if that article is submitted.

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A link back to HN is generally enough when I'm on a blog post.

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