The team here at AndroidPolice wants you, our readers, to have the best time while visiting the site, which is why we are constantly listening to your feedback.

This week we are trying to see if you would prefer a new comment system, such as IntenseDebate or DISQUS - those are the 2 biggest ones, in place of the current threaded comment system.

Please see below for more info on the options and then cast your votes in the following 2 polls.

New Comment System?

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New Comment System Effect on Participation

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Aftermarket Comment Systems

Aftermarket comment systems offer certain benefits over the default WordPress comments:

  • they offer a single sign-on across sites that use them which means less email/name/url typing.
    If you don't want to sign in, you don't have to - comments can be left without having an account as well
  • they offer alternate sign-on methods, such as Twitter and Facebook
  • they are threaded (actually, this is not really a benefit over our system, as we also have threaded comments)
  • they let you track your comments from one central location
  • they have slicker, Ajax-powered interfaces that don't require reloading the page after posting or logging in
  • they offer up/down voting, so that bad comments are buried and good ones surface to the top

There may be other benefits, but I think the ones above have the highest importance.

IntenseDebate

IntenseDebate was acquired by Automattic - the guys behind WordPress itself - and is now their recommended comment system. A prime example of IntenseDebate usage is TechCrunch, so I will use a few screenshots from TC:

IntenseDebate

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DISQUS

DISQUS is an independent company that, I believe, was one of the first to provide aftermarket comment services. It is very widely used, and is generally considered the best, though I had some trouble with both DISQUS and ID when I looked at them last.

I'm going to use Droid-Life.com as an example of a blog running DISQUS:

DISQUS

DISQUS DISQUS

DISQUS

Conclusion

We are asking for your opinion and your help, in order to make your experience the best, so please vote in the 2 polls above and let us know! We appreciate it very much.