We know, we know. You've grown attached to straining your eyes over the
distorted, nonsensical text of Captcha to prove you're not a spammy
robot. But we care about your retinas, Wayward readers. So we're bringing you the gift that keeps on giving: Disqus, a new commenting system.
Disqus is the same system used on many Tumblr blogs, as well as
CNN.com, Mashable, FoxNews.com and more. Read more about how Disqus
will change the way you comment after the jump.
We've decided to make the
switch because Disqus offers some really cool features, including:
Your comments go live as soon as you hit send, which means bantering
back and forth on a story's merits (or perceived faults) will be more
like an online chat and less like waiting for your comment to be
approved by an archaic spam filter. Disqus also lets you comment via
your smartphone, keeping you connected to the conversation where ever
Threaded conversations and gold stars
No more confusion over who you're responding to. In addition to
commenting on a post, you can comment on other readers' comments,
inline. You'll also be able to share your clever statements on Facebook,
Twitter and other social media sites, and "like" comments of others.
Get comments via email
You can subscribe to comments on any blog post and also be notified when
someone replies to your comments, instantly, via email. You might never
get any real work done again.
Be as anonymous or as open as you want to be. Disqus allows you to
create a profile for yourself, or log in through Facebook or other sites
you already use. Profiles also allow you be a part of various Disqus
So let us know what you think. As always, we look
forward to hearing from you in the comments.