Good morning to everyone who dares venture out into the wilderness of the internet and visit us here in this dark corner known as Reject Land.
Okay, that was silly — but it’s early, so bear with me. I wanted to drop a quick note in our feed about a very noticable change here at Film School Rejects, one that may or may not cause some uproar in the comment section. Why? Because the change is the comment section. As you may know if you’ve been around a while, our ‘Sound Off’ section below is one of the most important features of our site. We are extremely dedicated to ensuring that our readers (that’s you) have a easy-to-use, intuitive way to provide their opinion along with those that can be seen in the articles. It is something that we take very seriously.
Over the past few months we’ve been using a 3rd party system from Intense Debate, which many of you have come to know and love. And while we love the way it looks and the user interface that it uses, we have had some major stability issues of late — mostly on the backend. And sadly, it has come to a point where a change must be made.
Swooping in to rescue us is Disqus, an alternate solution that promises to provide us with the stability and functionality that we demand from a comment system. In addition to being reliable, Disqus also includes the following features:
- Log in to comment using your Facebook profile
- Log in to comment using your Twitter profile
- Tracking of Conversations over Twitter, Digg, FriendFeed, etc.
Beyond that, Disqus features some of the same great user friendly items that Intense Debate did, including the ability to make video comments via Seesmic, conversation threading, subscription via email and voting up of comments by hitting the ‘like’ button.
In the end, we regret having to make a big change like this on such short notice, but we are very excited about the quality of the Disqus product. We hope that you too will also be excited. If not (or if you find any problems), please don’t hesitate to use the new comment system below to provide us with some feedback or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you think of the new comment system? Are there any other features that you would like to see FSR add to features (or anywhere else on the site)?