This morning I’ve had a rather intense debate with myself;-) Should I uninstall the IntenseDebate blog commenting system, recently purchased by Automattic the WordPress kings.
After some internet research I found out it was not just me. Other people have had problems with spam not getting filtered properly, comments not showing but was supposed to. Poor, inconsistent browser support and what not. I currently have quite few comments on my blog, so losing a few good comments, and having russian spam show up instead even though marked as spam by me, is a big problem.
So I uninstalled it from my WordPress install, and boy was it a great feeling to see the old, trusty WordPress commenting view. There they were those damn russian spam comments. A few clicks on “spam” and away they faded. And lost comments that was lost in IntenseDebate was back again. Such a nice, peaceful feeling. Why should I use something that sucks so intensely (pun intended)?
IntenseDebate? What a crackpot theory. It looks good on paper/screen, but in reality it’s like an alpha-stage prototype. I have spent enough time on IntenseDebate, so this blog post will be short.
Have a great weekend!