Saturday, February 26, 2011


First of all, I'd like to direct your attention to the most recent poll on the right side of your screen.  I was looking through random blogs and saw a pretty nice template from pYzam. I'm sure you all remember the days that MySpace was popular... that's when I first remember seeing pYzam MySpace layouts. I've never really liked having to resort to that type of thing (i.e. Vistaprint business cards, kissy face photos); however, it's a really easy alternative for something slightly different, at least until I can teach myself how to make my own really awesome layout. But I wouldn't want to get a pYzam layout if all of my readers detest that sort of thing. =)

Your vote on the poll would really be appreciated, even if it's just a "maybe."

As per popular demand, I've taken the Disqus comment platform off of the blogs, even before the poll was up. =)

I still think Disqus is really awesome, it just wasn't working out for most of you guys, or for me. Those few extra clicks to go to the Disqus website to moderate the comments just weren't worth it.

I think Disqus really shines on more high-traffic blogs (like the blog of Jay Parkinson, MD). I love the nested comments - they are great for discussions, plus the Disqus website has all sorts of stats and there are all sorts of cool things you can do. Apparently it's also really good at filtering spam (I still haven't gotten any, yay!).

I have been having a little bit of difficulty getting the moderated comments from Technicolor Typecast back, though. I messaged Disqus about it and their customer service seems to be pretty cool.

I said something about Disqus not having a Google profile, and Tyler (the customer service rep) mentions, "for future reference, your readers can login with their Google profile URL by creating a Disqus account and then linking that Google profile URL to their account via our OpenID option." It's an extra, annoying step, but a one-time thing from the looks of it. So that's an option for you guys if you come across any other Disqus forums.

If you're ever frustrated with the way Blogger handles comments, I would definitely recommend looking into Disqus.

Disqus, it's not you - it's my blog. Can we just be friends?


  1. I say go with whatever works, as long as it isn't obnoxious or anything. So I voted yes for shits and giggles.

  2. Glad you got rid of disqus, im a bit undecided on PYZAM

  3. i think its quite nice, as long as we can comment haha

  4. Hmm, first time I ever hear of Disqus. Thanks for sharing.

  5. nested comments are great, wish they had it here

  6. PYZAM is okay with me, aslong as you get a good layout :)

  7. Never even heard of Disqus before. Neat.

  8. Seems interesting, thanks for sharing dude.