I am a big fan of the Disqus comment system. I even had it installed for a while! I love practically everything about it.
It has a great anti-spam feature. Probably the best around, even better than Akismet! It looks beautiful and it's extremely functional for commenters. Barely any setup on your part either! It really is that cool.
But … even though I can give it a 9/10 awesome rating in just about every area I still had to uninstall and remove it. Here's why.
As functional as the Disqus Comment system is, it makes customizability in the way that I as a marketer need it. Yeah, this is my personal blog which I'll post what-nots on, but I still need it to market myself and my services. I need control over every aspect of my marketing and sadly the Disqus system does not allow for that.
There are several key things are need in this new blog design:
- The ability to make DO-follow links in comments
- The control to forward users after they comment on my blog to whatever location I desire
- E-mail options for comments
- “Happy” auto e-mails for commenters
- and a few things I probably haven't thought of yet.
The WordPress comment system may not be all that great, but it is very customizable. With a few handy plugins I'll get it to where I need it to be.
As of this writing a few of the features listed above aren't enabled yet, but they will be soon.
I need to set everything up for best exposure and to make sure I don't annoy anybody too much!
If you used the Disqus comment system, before I'd love to know what you think/thought of it! Did it work out for you? Did you switch back? Let me know in the comments!