I’m going to switch back to the “native” comment system here on BH2.0.
There are lots of things I like about Disqus, most of all allowing BH to be part of the network of other NH Media sites that use the system (NHPR, WMUR etc) But I just have not been able to get all of our comments in to their system and I think preserving those is an important part of the legacy of Blue Hampshire.
It’s a minor miracle that the SoapBlox folks were able to them all out of SoapBlox and into WordPress in the first place I guess we should be happy with that. (The XML file containing our posts and comments is nearly 95MB and has over 370,000 lines of text.)
I did find a Thumbs Up/Down style rating service we can use and will get this in place later tonight/Wed A.M. The fact that there will be a bit more “friction” in order to comment should help retain some more control over the community feel of the place as well.
The downside is that I think we will lose some of the comments made over the past couple of days. Apologies for that.