FS.net Update: New Comment System Implemented - Feedback?
by Alex Billington
January 8, 2011
As you might have already noticed, we just switched our commenting system on FirstShowing.net from the WordPress system to the Disqus system that's now running. Disqus is a popular commenting system that almost everyone currently uses, which is why we made the switch and why it's good news for you guys. This means that you can login and comment on FS.net using existing logins for Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or OpenID, or you can use your Disqus account (which you can create directly in the system). Your comments are linked, you can follow other people, and it's a lot easier to comment on all kinds of sites around the web.
I know it's a pretty big change from our previous comments (no numbers on the side anymore) and it'll take a little bit of getting used to, but I like how simple and easy to use Disqus is and it really has so many great features. For example, you can reply directly to individual comments, flag comments that are inappropriate so we can find and remove them quicker and so on. I've heard a few complaints about not being able to stay logged in every time. There's a simple solution to that - either use one of your existing logins or create an account on Disqus. To do that, when you click "Post as" on a comment, click the Disqus tab on the left then on "Don't have one? Register a new profile" at the bottom and you'll be logged in every time you return!
As always, we'd like to know what you think of this latest update. We're taking any feedback and want to know if you don't like them, how can we improve, what's missing, what kind of system do you want to see instead? If you do like them, let us know what like about them so we know what the positive and negatives are. We appreciate the feedback, as we want to continue making your experience better on FirstShowing!