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Disqus issues and blog theme

It’s come to my attention that Disqus might not be working on Firefox, at least on some mobile devices.

Shoot me a head’s up if this is the case with you, too.

Oh, and I think I’ll be sticking with this theme. It’s responsive (i.e., changes automatically to fit mobile screens), lightweight, easy to read and lets me use banner images.

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.

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