Newfangled Fiddle Faddle

I mentioned a while back that the comment section here was in the process of depreciation.  Publishing platforms such as WordPress, Movable Type (remember them?) BuddyPress were all quietly moving to third-party providers like FaceCrack and Disqus.

That’s great if you participate on FaceCrack or Disqus, and don’t mind that your personal data is being sold and resold as a commodity or for nefarious purposes.  Maybe you don’t care if Disqus just had another unreported data breach the other day…

Nope.  We are sticking with a self-hosted comment system that can be controlled here, and not have to worry that our data is being used to “pay” for the convenience of being able to leave a comment.

The new version of WordPress is about to drop.  The Beta is out now, and the Release Candidate is out tomorrow.  The final is scheduled for November 19, 2018,  and depending on the RC, they might extend that release for a week.

In advance of all that, I have upgraded the look and feel of the comments section here.

It LOOKS like Disqus, it even has the FEEL of Disqus.  You can reply to specific comments, you can share comments on your social media should you want to.  You can follow a comment thread, or a comment author, or both.  You can even ‘vote’ your approval or disapproval of a comment.  (I am sure that I will get all sorts of your negativity now)

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Azygos
Azygos

How does one post a picture?

Terrapod
Terrapod

Testes – in honor of Jair Bolsonaro winning in Brazil – go right baby, go right!

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redc1c4
redc1c4

maybe you should talk to Pixy @ mu.nu, and see about getting on board with the awesome that is Minx 0.7 alpha, which is what they use for comments at Ace of Spades?

😉

Bones
Bones

Deej, This looks very slick. Good job.

Emperor Misha I
Emperor Misha I

Liking it, liking it a lot!