I am a big fan of the Disqus commenting system and have completely bought into it for my own personal blog. While the free package is everything that I could need, they do have a paid version that has a lot of fun additions to it that I would love to have a hold of and have been jealous that I could not get to use yet.
To my joy, Disqus is now rolling out a 2012 package for free that includes several new goodies!
The focus is to offer a commenting system that promotes community, discussion, and furthering of the content written.
Disqus 2012 Commenting System
Here is a quick overview from their website of what the Disqus 2012 commenting system will include:
- Frictionless. The goal is to have a very fluid experience in Disqus. The new Disqus is truly realtime — their approach tries to take some of the best pieces of fast-paced chat and combine it with the structured depth of topical conversations.
- Quality. Today, Disqus uses “Likes” as a way to give others a lightweight virtual wink. In Disqus 2012, they decided to expand on this with voting actions. With voting, the new Disqus encourages richer discussions to form by letting the community surface the best comments. By pairing this with a smarter scoring system, Disqus will help maintain quality discussions — but without silencing simply less popular opinions.
- Personalized. They’re debuting My Disqus — a new personal view for people to stay on top of their conversations wherever they are. This is integrated right into the platform itself, so people will never have to leave the current page.
- Discovery. Disqus 2012 will help websites better connect with their audiences. One of the first features to work toward this is the new Community view. This new view shows off the website’s top participants as well as some of the hottest discussions happening right now.
What commenting system do you use for your blog?
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