Comments Change

New comments system coming

In the coming days, the comments system will switch from Disqus to native Word Press. This is because:

  • Disqus holds up a lot of submitted comments for moderation causing extra work for me and delays for you.
  • I’ve learned Disqus collects a lot of data on the users which creates a barrier to entry for the privacy-minded.

The downside is that you’re going to have to create a new Word Press commenting profile, but that’s just a one-time thing. I’m also looking into Word Press Jetpack Comments (or wpDiscuz) upgrade that would allow a few other ways to log in (if it doesn’t slow down the site).

Give it a bit more time, importing the existing comments from Disqus is proving to be buggy and surprisingly heavy on the server.

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voza0db
9 months ago

On platforms that use WP software I don’t see the point/benefits of using disqus…

voza0db
9 months ago

On platforms that use WP software I don’t see the point/benefits of using disqus…

ke4ram
ke4ram
9 months ago

Well,,, I don’t know of any comment system that doesn’t collect data. I know of two sites taken completely down by WordPress apparently for being too free.

A very popular site now openly admits Google made them censor and ban people to keep their ads and IMO has/is likely restricted/restricting them on what they are allowed to print.

Anti-Empire has many articles that simply don’t show up on these other “alternative sites”. This site deserves more support than I can give.

Now that other popular site wants subscribers to pay for privacy (right…) and speech freedom (right…). Not cheap either. $25 to $85 per month, 1 year up front for “premium service”.

With 30 millions unemployed 60 millions on fixed incomes I wonder if they have thought this out. Those of us that cannot afford this are called Snowflakes on their subscription page.

The age of “free internet” is closing.

Marko Marjanović
9 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

The site just uses WP tech but is not hosted by them.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

And since WordPress is busily deplatforming those of us who believe in conspiracy theories…

Marko Marjanović
9 months ago

They can’t deplaform anything. It’s not a WordPress.com site.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

It displays the same logo.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago
ke4ram
ke4ram
9 months ago

Hi

I just joined wordpress at another site. I believe most here know my thoughts on the covid. I posted them on this site,,, the post never appeared and I no longer can log in to wordpress. It appears I have been banned…. at WP
If you want the website let me know,, I’ll post it. This censoring is disgusting but I guess it’s what they have to do to keep their agenda going.

Marko Marjanović
9 months ago

They can’t deplaform anything. It’s not a WordPress.com site.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Since comments are data, how could comments not be counted as data?

Marko Marjanović
9 months ago

Comments will be saved on this site and hosted by its independent host.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

What is the independent host independent of?

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Since comments are data, how could comments not be counted as data?

Godfree Roberts
Godfree Roberts
9 months ago

Bravo!!

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

I’m noticed that my Disqus upvotes were approaching 20,000 last week, but they have fallen into triple digits.
What happens when they get to zero?

Anti-Empire