Big news: I’ve switched my comment system to Disqus. I made the switch for a couple of reasons. The primary reason is that my current system was doing an inadequate job of protecting me against spam. Every day, for the past several weeks, my inbox has been deluged with spam comments requiring moderation. I have enough trouble at the best of times dealing with my inbox, so it was time for a change.
I chose Disqus as the new comment format because it allows people who have Facebook to sign in without having to create a special account, which encourages more conversations. Disqus also allows people who don’t have a Facebook account to easily create a Disqus account just for commenting — and they can use this, not just at my blog, but at all blogs that have the increasingly common Disqus comment feature. There’s also a possibility that, because I’m in the process of exporting all pre-existing WordPress comments into Disqus (which may take up to 24 hours), regular readers will already find their accounts loaded and ready to use.
As is always the case when I switch up the system a bit, I expect that there will be problems. Please don’t hesitate to let me know your opinion, either by leaving a comment (if you can) or by sending an email to me at Bookwormroom at gmail.com. Your feedback matters greatly to me, so don’t be shy about expressing your opinion.