Now with Disqus

Helloooooooooo!

I have a good news for you 🙂

Introduced on the photoblog a week ago, I have the pleasure to announce that the blog now uses the Disqus commenting system. As from today, you will feel a different experience here, an enhanced one with a more powerful commenting system. Isn’t that great?

What is it more exactly?

Let’s put it simple : My blog now outsources the Comments Section to Disqus.
A slightly longer way to say the same thing : Disqus replaces the default commenting system of wordpress (the blogging platform) by handling the comments section as well as adding additional features.

What does this mean for you?

As you scroll down below, you will notice the new comments section layout. Here are a few interesting features that you can now benefit from :

  • Reply to comments without the page having to load again.
  • Like and Share comments
  • Threaded comments (Much easier to follow, especially when replying to others)
  • Upload photos
  • Login the comments section using your twitter, Facebook, Google or Openid credentials.
  • Better email notifications
  • Optimized for mobile phones

You can now choose to login using your Facebook and Google accounts for example. Don’t worry, you can also opt to post anonymously.

For info, the Disqus platform will create some sort of profile for you. This allows you to see where you commented lastly, but also, this will allow other people to view what you said on my blogs or on other platforms where you have been to.

btw, you are highly encouraged to create upload a picture of yours on the profile 😉

Your wish is now true

Many among the regular readers have been asking me for Disqus and also, the possibility to like comments. Hope that as from today, your experience on the web will be enhanced and more pleasing.

Many thanks for reading my blog 🙂

Enjoy and have a nice Friday + Weekend!

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  • Now that’s a nice one… you listened to the request of your readers!!! 😉

  • I took long to take that decision but Disqus can only be beneficial, for you and for me too… 

    Enjoy!

  • /jk

  • Great! Bravo!

    Oups! Merdus Bordelum: where’s Torpedo??

  • slayer

    @ yashvin will disqus work with bloggerspot?

  • Yeah, I think so. I can see blogspot in the list of platforms supported by
    Disqus. Would be nice if anyone confirms.

  • I just replied to the comment through mail 😉

    Oh, am loving it!

  • Yes, it will.

  • It does work, because your pic is just below your text comment.

  • No, wanted to embed the image straight into the comment box. A bit like YouTube videos in the default WordPress comment system.

    Don’t think it’s possible.

  • Oh. Perhaps no then. Did not try yet.

  • Moimeme

    Threading is cool

  • Still, Disqus is way better than Blogger’s or WordPress’s default system. I wonder if Google will not attempt a Disqus takeover. Blogger would be A-W-E-S-O-M-E with Disqus inbuilt right into it. I might even ditch Tumblr for Blogger if Google sorts out the comments.

  • Sun

    Like this! 😀

  • Just participating to the testing-nissa: i’ve flagged your comment for the blogger replying to the reply he made previously… 🙂 Hihihi

  • Just participating to the testing-nissa: i’ve flagged your comment for the blogger replying to the reply he made previously… 🙂 Hihihi

  • haha, yeah got the email notification.

    Was wondering who did that n then read ur comment :p
    Thanks for testing!


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  • haha, yeah got the email notification.

    Was wondering who did that n then read ur comment :p
    Thanks for testing!


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    yashvin@awootar.com

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  • Anonymous

    this is neat

  • I was asking myself the same question. You might be able to answer that.

  • Oops. I forgot to remove my email signature while replying to the comment by mail lol.

  • Isnogood

    Hey!
    Nice one.

  • hahahahahahahahaha

    Almost perfect! Just three things:
    1. One child/one level is enough. I don’t think its necessary for someone to reply an answer to an answer to answer to answer to a comment… Plus, it might be complicated for some.
    2. One button to expand and collapse all replies.
    3. Dislike button! Remember the polemic when Facebook introduced the Like button and not with a Dislike button? Unless your blog is based on a “feel-good” philosophy.

    Its just some suggestions. You can ignore them if you wish.

  • hahahahahahahahaha

    What he meant is instead of having the image appearing as a thumbnail, why not having the picture’s width fit to the comment section’s width? No need to click to view, coz its already there.
    That would be simpler. A picture is worth a thousand words.

  • I agree with what you said for point 1. I will do that.
    As for Point 2 and Point 3, that’s beyond my control. I think that’s the only negative point : you can’t customize Disqus as you wish but most of the time, Disqus already include everything that a normal user needs. 
    Have a nice blogging experience 🙂

  • hahahahahahahahaha

    I can see you limited the number of replies to 2 levels. Great! Its much better than the commenting system of even that bigass website: Youtube.
    Lets shake hands!

  • Your suggestions are always welcomed 🙂

  • Bernardo

    You should reprogram Disqus to prevent posters from using lame names or computer generated names like houhouhouhouhou or hahahahahahaha or &439hfdg

  • I can only “lol” at what you said though I agree that more meaningful names
    will be much more pleasing but as Shakespeare said :
    *”What’s in a name? That which we call a rose*
    *By any other name would smell as sweet.”*

  • hahahahahahahahaha

    Aw, animated GIFs do not work.

    http://i.imgur.com/Jfbni.gif

  • Hmm, thanks for all those tests 😉

  • Narshoulah

    Click on the GIFS below, it does work. 

  • LOIC

    Kudos Yashvin, now I can comment more frequently on your blog! 🙂

    By the way, emoticon does not work?

  • Bhooks

    whats all the fuss about disqus. its been there for years

  • And now on yashvinblogs.com 🙂

  • You can still use ‘text’ smileys 

    🙂 🙂 o.O 😛 and so on lol

  • Sailesh

    @yashvinawootar:disqus Nice feature but what about the users privacy? how can you be sure Disqus holds the user’s data safely?

  • Sailesh, you can still opt to post anonymously if you really care about
    privacy, isnt it?
    (a bit like you did, with a fake email address)

  • Bhooks

    If you are on Facebook. Then you’ve give so much of info about yourself to so many ppl everytime you click accept on some new Apps.  These info are used for selective advertising. I guess same with Disqus

  • Anonymous

    cool update..

  • Anonymous

    Now on mobile and all seems ok.

  • Great! Thanks for your feedback!

  • Haha

    No, it doesn’t work. When I click on the “+Image” button and upload it from my computer, it converts it to a single frame jpeg. For it to work properly, I have to upload it somewhere on the internet and THEN post the link.

  • huh?

    There’s one thing however i don’t understand. Why do you need to moderate the comments before they can appear on the page if there is a “Flag” button? Or, in other words, what is the purpose of the Flag button?

    Can’t you just let the comments appear instantly when they are posted and remove them when they are flagged? You don’t need to moderate comments all day.

  • Nice question.
    Moderating comments at some point of the day means that all comments will
    appear instantaneously. This means that inappropriate comments will be
    visible to everyone and one of my concerns is to keep the blog clean.

    I don’t think that I will give a good impression to my readers if they come
    here to see swearing or personal attacks on blog topics. Anyways, I always
    moderate comments within a few hours (4-5hrs) and most of the time, the
    comments get approved in minutes following the submission.

  • Nayar

    I prefer the old commenting system

  • Hmm. Can you tell us why?
    (The only disadvantage I have for the moment is that mobile cannot be used
    to submit comments. Seems that Disqus is working on that to increase mobile
    browser compatibility)

  • Nayar

    1. Can’t link back to my blog unless i have to register to some third party service.

    2. Threaded comments are nice when reading comments for the first time.
    When 2 or more people reply to some comments, you will have to look for them at different places. For a blog like yours, if 10 comments were posted while i am not here, i will have to look at 10 different places when i come back. Before, i would go at the bottom of a page and start reading where i left.

    3. It is difficult to understand debates when the comment tree is more than 1. Sometimes you get immersed in some discussion and you have to scroll up to see which one was replying to whom and on which comment.

  • USB 3G

    I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time. I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my visitors will find that very useful. Thank you!

  • worthy share

  • Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday.This is very interesting and the content is simply amazing.

  • Disqus is really a cool tool for commenting