Tech Friday: Finally adding Disqus commenting to my blog

Posted By on October 1, 2010

dc-feature-connect It’s been on the list of things to do, but since my personal blog isn’t necessarily a ‘must read’ for people, I’ve been slow to adopt a better commenting methods or in this case “discussion” method — Disqus = dis·cuss • d?-sk?s’.

After reviewing and listening to the opinions of tech savvy friends, I’ve opted to use Disqus. It is a robust system that integrates well with WordPress and supports a variety of connection profile options … Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Open ID, Yahoo, etc. So far so good with setting things up with the Disqus Comment System plug-in, but using it should eventually be less painful for those wanting to see their comments show up quickly and less of a headache for me in managing spam. It has been a challenge for my part over the years in coming up with a way to sift through the roughly 500 comments (almost all are spam) per day that get shoveled at my blog. I’ve lost track of just how many total comments have been be tossed over the years, but of the nearly 10,000 valid ones, there must have been at least 100 times that in spam – yes it is a problem.  (FYI, for most part, adding Akismet back in 2006 made the job of spam-moderation bearable)

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.