Monday, July 2, 2012

Goodbye Disqus, you sad dog

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will turn either 36, 48, 62 or 29. I haven't decided yet. Or maybe I'll just be reborn. Yes, let's go with that.

I have decided, however, to give each of you the gift of giving Disqus the shaft.

Disqus. Oh, there was such promise when we first met. He was so shiny and feature-rich. I imagined the deeply engaged, meaningful conversations we would have late into the night. Alas, how was I to know he would exclude certain people from our conversation (like those on mobile devices or using outdated platforms like Internet Explorer or, in the end, me)?

Too many of you have complained about not being able to comment. And then this past week I've been on a borrowed computer and I haven't been able to comment on my own comments. Since I've vowed never again to be with anyone who tried to stifle my voice, I'm sending Disqus on his way.

The sad thing is that when I ditch Disqus, I will also lose all the comments that have been made in the past two months since I installed it.  When I learned this, I curled up in a ball in the corner and rocked back and forth for about five minutes. But then I remembered that this has been a long year of letting go and cutting my losses.

Before I make the cut, I'd like us all to gather together and pay homage to your beautiful comments that will dissapear into the ether.  Please prostrate yourself before the (poorly focussed) goddess of blog comments and give thanks.



Thank you for these comments
which Disqus is about to eat.


Deep breaths everyone.

***KABLOOM***

They are gone.

A new day is upon us. Let us rejoice and begin engaging again in a dialogue that excludes no one. Amen.


P.S. Okay Steve, now you can't say I never did anything for you!


51 comments:

  1. Export the comments? You'd have to manually re-enter them if you want them on here, but you'll have the lovely supportive words of your friends on record if you need them.

    A few people have said they can't comment on my blog (one even got very angry at me!) but I've only ever had two problems with Disqus - one where it wouldn't let me close comments and then again when I did a redesign and managed to delete it. One their fault, one my own. It's such a love/hate beast!!

    P.S. Happy birthday x

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    1. Yeah, tried the export feature. They put you in a queue and email you seventy hundred days later when it works. Then you get a long page of code you don't know what to do with. I couldn't be arsed. Went with the quick delete! I have no patience. xx

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    2. I tried to comment on your blog last week Glow, and it wouldn't save. Sorry, but I gave up.

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    3. I can't comment either, Glow which made me sad.

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    4. Well, you know I can't though I do chip in my 5 bobs worth on FB sometimes, lol.

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  2. :D Truly sorry to see the comments go away but glad it's *just* the comments! Maybe we should each pick a post and take screen shots. You could get all crafty and make a collage.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to You!♪♫

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    1. All the comments were emailed to me so I could go cut and paste them all back in... ***head explodes***! xx

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  3. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and a year where you are surrounded by love,friends,loved ones,great health and the way to a beautiful happiness you so deserve.xx

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    1. Thanks Deb! I can't wait to get my teeth into this new year! x

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  4. AAAGHHHH! I hate it to but I have options! xx

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    1. You can set it up (in Disqus admin) to synch comments back to blogger so you don't lose them if you ever leave (I discovered, somewhat late in the game...). x

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  5. Wishing you a wonderful wonderful birthday !!! I will have a drink for you on this side of the world while we are watching State of Origin !!!
    So glad I didn't go with Disqus after the issues you (and other people) have had.
    I have paid my homage and said good bye and good riddance !!!
    Have a great day.
    Love, hugs and positive energy !
    Me

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! Enjoy that drink and make it a good one!! x

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  6. Yay! I tried to comment last week to no avail.... damn the Disqus! Hope you have a great Birthday!!

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    1. But your comment's working now - yay!! Oh, and I owe you an explanation about why you haven't seen me on WWF. Can't get into it (for the time being). Also rocking in the corner over that. The withdrawal is killing me!

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  7. Happy birthday beautiful ♥
    Letting go is good ... feel the release baby!

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    1. Oh, I'm feeling it alright! Thanks, gorgeous! x

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  8. Oh Dear Lord, I never realized that... I don't think I am as yet ready to let go of disqus... Oh!!! (rocks back and forth)

    And, Happy Birthday :)))

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    1. You can actually go in and set it so that comments are synched back to Disqus. I just didn't discover this until it was too late! It won't synch old comments...just new ones. x

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  9. Yay! Even on my new computer with all the latest bells and whistles Disqus does not allow me to comment on many blogs.

    Luckily I still can comment on FB to some of these.

    But I must admit when my voice is stilled I tend to wander off onto new places where I can still speak. And the old favourites slowly slide further and further away from my world.

    And I know from multiple conversations I am in a large group of bloggers, followers and readers who feel the same.

    So, YAYs! So glad to be able to converse with you once more. xx

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    1. Yes, Disqus seemed hit and miss even on good days. Glad to have your voice contributing to the conversation here! x

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    2. Would have wished you a Happy B Day but you already have that.

      Working on sending those expressed opinions out to universe to become reality. Hell, I'll get the pure one to do it, he'll have more success!

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    3. I welcome anyone, pure or impure, who sends thoughts to the Big U on my behalf! xx

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  10. I hope you get cake. Turning 62 will require cake, I'm sure.

    XXX

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    1. Cake and several glasses of wine. And more cake. xx

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  11. Happy birthday, and for what it's worth ditching Disqus is a great present for your readers! I no like it.

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    1. lol...yes, I think it's a gift all around. Still kinda sad about all the lost comments though... xx

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  12. Sending ABUNDANT wishes for a phantasmagorical birthday fete!

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  13. You wonderful, wonderful woman. It is so nice to be back and be able to comment with ease. Disqus was a demon of the netherworld.

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    1. Yeah, having Disqus was kind of like throwing a party and then locking all the guests out. Relieved to be done with it!

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  14. And have a very happy birthday!

    Look! Two comments!

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    1. Steve - now you are just showing off.

      LCM x

      p.s. happy birthday Kristin xx

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    2. Two comments and two replies on your comments! You da man.

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  15. Heard about so many who had problems with Disqus...

    Hope you have a fantastic birthday and that this year will finally be the year that you can "fly"!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I have my seatbelts fastened and am poised for take-off! x

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  16. That's okay, it just gives us a chance to comment all over again - lol. Happy Birthday to you on your reborn birthday. We love you no matter what your age or shoe size - lol.

    Happy thoughts, sweet dreams and much love and hugs across the waves from Perth xxx

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    1. Thanks beautiful Kakka. Feeling those hugs. xo

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  17. Freakin' YAYYYYY!!! I've missed being able to comment :(

    Happy Re-Birth Day, Kristin.

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  18. Happy 29th birthday:-) We know that you have celebrated it so far with kissing (bye bye Disqus). Or at least with a kiss off. It is bound to get better from there. Hope it is filled with hugs, and real kisses, ice cream, presents, and lots of cake. And maybe a glass of wine or two if you feel so inclined. This is a special occasion after all.

    Birthdays. Accepting what is to come. Letting go of what has gone into the ether. Perhaps, the experience with the comments is your test with the letting go. In return, maybe the universe will hand you something wonderful to accept into your future.

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    1. That's an intriguing thought. And all this time, all I had to do was let go of Disqus! x

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  19. As a commenter I hate Disqus. I'm glad you're changing it. Oh, and happy birthday.

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  20. Happy Birthday, Kristin! Wishing you all the best. :)

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  22. Yay I can comment again! Go Kristin!

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  23. Add me to the club of folks who dislike Disqus. I hate jumping through hoops so that I can comment on a post and I worry about security.

    I've been using Postmatic on my blog as an alternative for comments - http://wordpress.org/plugins/postmatic. Folks seem to be responding well to the ability to respond to posts via Email.

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  24. Hate disqus, thanks that you are not using it so i can leave a comment here!

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