Disqus Update; How is it going?

By Todd Vinyard/Journal Interactive

We’re a week into our Disqus commenting system change. We thought we would update our users on where we are and take any questions you might have as we move forward.

The system has gone very well on our sports blogs that I hope you’ve checked them out – insidemsusports.com and insideolemisssports.com. Brad Locke and Parrish Alford have done a great job as usual provided information and talking with users.

We’re still working on a few things on DJournal, but you may have noticed some changes. The comment count on DJournal has been off this week as we’ve worked with our vendor Radiate Media to correct it. It should be showing up correct on the story page, but we’re still in process of correcting the comment count that shows 0 on stories on the front. Pardon our progress as we move forward. A big thanks to our own Chris Elkins and Shane Castile for their hard work in getting this going.

You may have also noticed we have a new most comment widget along with an expanded most popular on the front DJournal.com. Let us know what you think.

Here’s a few things about the new system. Feel free to ask if you’ve got questions as we move forward …

You decided how you want to log in

No need to create a password and log in if you don’t want to, but you can if you would like. Users can sign in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo or other social media sites. You can also pick to sign with Disqus where only an email is needed. Click here to visit disqus.com.

Tell other folks – we love sharing!

A neat feature is you can comment on Facebook or Twitter and draw your friends and followers in with our social sharing option. It is in the account settings.

Rank other comments

Similar to Facebook you can like a comment and you don’t have to be logged in to do so.

Moderation improves in hopes of a better community

We are continue to moderate comments in hopes of making it a better community for everyone who participates. You can help us by participating and offering up good conversation and by clicking the flag symbol at the bottom of a comment to report abuse when things get out of line.

Keep up with post easier

It is hard sometimes to know how the conversation is going. Now it is easier. You can go to Disqus in the account settings and subscribe to threads or receive an email notification when someone replies to your comment.

Easy way to follow conversation

You can reply to a post individually and threads make it easier to follow a topic.

Thanks for the feedback we got from the first week and we’re looking forward to continuing this tool to help user experience, improve the debate and get to know each other better. As we move forward we’ll keep talking about the system and how we can improve it. Leave a comment here if you have a question or observation or you can reach me at 678-1586 or todd.vinyard@journalinc.com.

Thanks for joining us and have a good weekend!

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