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Don’t worry—the comments will eventually reappear.

The comments haven’t been erased.

They’re just being imported into Disqus. It’s a lot of comments, so it takes time.

OK, we should be back now

Sorry about that.

Experienced an unexpected technical issue yesterday that required a rather time-consuming solution.

The Marmot’s Hole appears to be working now, but my photoblog will require another day or so. Please let me know if you continue to experience technical difficulties.

Out of the country for a couple of days

I’ll be in the UK until Monday, so if somebody else could start the Open Thread on Saturday, I’d appreciate it.

Should I keep Disqus

UPDATE: Well, the results are in. And Disqus is out.

ORIGINAL POST: It’s been two weeks since I’ve adopted Disqus.

I like a lot of the features, but some of the bugs—particular with mobile devices—irk me. And I imagine they irk you.

Anyway, I’m going to put the question to you, the readers. This poll will end at 8:50am tomorrow (Tuesday), Korea time:

Disqus mobile issues

I think I now realize what people were complaining about in regards to Disqus on mobile.

Just took me forever to post something because of the mobile window.

And I use a Galaxy Note. Can’t imagine what it’s like for iPhone.

Mobile issues are a deal-breaker with  me, so if I can’t resolve this, I might have to revert to the old system. Which, I take it, many of you may welcome.

Now about to watch Dark Knight with wife and her aunt and uncle.

OK, I think I can go back to posting actual content now…

I apologize for the recent mess and lack of postings.

The thing is, unless I’m happy with the way things look, it annoys me so much I can’t really post until I fix it.

I was hoping to find something with a bit bigger font—something like this—but alas, I couldn’t find anything that worked for me.

My old template, Thesis, was great, but it doesn’t play well with Disqus. The Platform theme, however, looks a lot like Thesis, and works well with Disqus.

Anyway, I think it’s pretty readable.

No rotating banners—sorry, Mr. Barch—but I did put a widget in the sidebar linking the three most recent photos at my SmugMug account (which I use for my photoblog).

Threaded comments off

I’ve turned off threaded comments just to see how folk like it.

Mind you, you can still respond to comments, but the responses automatically show up at the end of the thread.

I’ve also reverted back to the older version of Disqus. Let me know if that makes mobile commenting any easier.

Disqus Updates

I’ve enabled the new Disqus 2012, which handles long discussions much better (see this example) and has got a lot more nifty features, all of which you can read about here.

In theory, conversations should be happening in real-time now. Be sure to check out the cool community functions, too. And if you’re logged in, the “My Disqus” has recent responses to your comments as well as a list of your recent activity.

Oh, and I’ve crafted two rotating banners. More to come when I have time.

NOTE: Installing Disqus Comments

Going to give Disqus another try—they’ve made some changes to it I want to check out.

It’s going to take a couple of hours to export all my comments to it, though. Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Still uploading the comments. Might be a couple of more hours. Feel free to comment in the meantime, though—your comments will be saved.

UPDATE: Disqus is behaving in a rather frustrating manner, with effed-up comment counts and missing comments. Trying to figure it out. If I can’t rectify it today, I’ll abandon the effort. Will let you know when things are finished.

UPDATE: Disqus import behaving in an infuriating manner now. Going to give a try to Livefyre, which they use at a number of big sites. You might not want to comment until I’ve imported everything and seen how it works, unless of course you’ve already got a Livefyre account or want one anyway. Again, sorry for the inconvenience, but really, this is for the best in the long run.

UPDATE: Livefyre ran into import issues, too. Shit. On advice from email, comments, Facebook, etc., I’m going to give Intense Debate a try, but frankly, I think I’m going to end going back to Disqus and hope they figure out why I can’t import comments made since July 16, 2011 (the last time I tried Disqus, coincidentally, we seems relevant).

Egg eyes!

Some folk have odd senses of humor.

Status update

Still alive, just busy. Will begin posting again from tonight. Apologies to all you readers.

BTW, on a completely unrelated note, I just switched from the iPhone 4 to the Galaxy Note. Looks like it’s going to take some getting used to.

Aggregator back

In the age of Twitter, I wasn’t sure it was really useful anymore, but after several requests, I’ve re-added the Korea Blog Aggregator.

Gotta question? Ask theKorean

Our own “theKorean” is in the Korea Times (February 13, 2012).  Congrats.

I thought, considering tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, that this bit was appropriate:

The most common questions the Korean receives are about Korean men.

“Hordes of non-Korean women ask about how to approach a Korean man or why their Korean boyfriends are acting in one way or another,” says the Korean, whose readers are largely from countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

I never thought of you as a relationship advice columnist……(said with a smile)

Nanum font on Ubuntu

Just started using the Nanum font on Ubuntu, and I have to say, it really is a thing of beauty:

One for the libertarians

The Center for Free Enterprise now has a blog.

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