Bad Browser Issues Create Commenting Conundrum

Saludos my friends and you know who you are. I have learned that we have been having a bit of a SNAFU with the commenting system and IE again. Apparently after I installed DISQUS it became impossible for those of you using Internet Explorer to comment.

Of course I didn’t learn about this until a few weeks into using the new system which probably explains why my comments suddenly dropped off. I have since taken steps to fix things and though they are not perfect, it should work for those of you who use IE.

The takeaway here is to remember that when you make layout/design changes you need to test them under multiple browsers otherwise you risk having a problem.

On a side note, I had been under the impression that there is a way to integrate CommentLuv into DISQUS but have recently learned that is incorrect. I am a big fan of CommentLuv and disappointed that it won’t work with DISQUS. So I am currently considering whether it is worth enough to scrap DISQUS or not.

Obviously I will keep you posted.

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14 Comments

  1. Leon Noone May 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    G’Day Jack,
    Marcus Sheridan at Sales Lion has a simple approach to gaining comments. He says that if you want comments you should make it so simple that your grandmother can comment even if she knows nothing about computers, Marcus gets mountains of comments.

    I’ve never had trouble with Discus, But I simply stopped commenting on a couple of big-time blogs when they installed that other one.

    I guess it all boils down to whether you really want comments or statistics

    Make sure you have fun

    Regards

    Leon

    • The JackB May 9, 2011 at 6:14 am

      @3884c43f625610ab1bb99b677867ea2a:disqus Hi Leon, Glad to see that you have come by for another visit. Marcus is absolutely right. The goal is to have a commenting system that requires little to no effort to use- that makes a huge difference.

      The second step and perhaps more important is to engage with your visitors. If you do both well than you are in good shape.

      And to your last point about having fun- that is the key element above all- but I look that as being something that applies to everything about blogging and not just an element of.

  2. Leon Noone May 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

    G’Day Jack,
    Marcus Sheridan at Sales Lion has a simple approach to gaining comments. He says that if you want comments you should make it so simple that your grandmother can comment even if she knows nothing about computers, Marcus gets mountains of comments.

    I’ve never had trouble with Discus, But I simply stopped commenting on a couple of big-time blogs when they installed that other one.

    I guess it all boils down to whether you really want comments or statistics

    Make sure you have fun

    Regards

    Leon

    • The JackB May 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      @3884c43f625610ab1bb99b677867ea2a:disqus Hi Leon, Glad to see that you have come by for another visit. Marcus is absolutely right. The goal is to have a commenting system that requires little to no effort to use- that makes a huge difference.

      The second step and perhaps more important is to engage with your visitors. If you do both well than you are in good shape.

      And to your last point about having fun- that is the key element above all- but I look that as being something that applies to everything about blogging and not just an element of.

  3. Bill Dorman May 8, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Just thought you got unpopular real quick, huh? Did you check your shoes……………:).

    I had a problem commenting on sites w/ Livefyre for awhile and had to download Google Chrome to resolve.

    Hopefully you are good to go now.

  4. Bill Dorman May 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Just thought you got unpopular real quick, huh? Did you check your shoes……………:).

    I had a problem commenting on sites w/ Livefyre for awhile and had to download Google Chrome to resolve.

    Hopefully you are good to go now.

  5. Guest May 8, 2011 at 3:33 am

    It may help to remind your readers to install the latest version of IE and to regularly check Microsoft Updates for
    compatibility updates.

    From those of us who have moved on to alternative choices…you are five-by-five and A-Okay with us. πŸ˜‰

  6. Technoslick May 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

    It may help to remind your readers to install the latest version of IE and to regularly check Microsoft Updates for
    compatibility updates.

    From those of us who have moved on to alternative choices…you are five-by-five and A-Okay with us. πŸ˜‰

  7. Guest May 8, 2011 at 3:31 am

    It may help to remind your patrons to check Microsoft Updates regularly (even when not reminded of updates) to see if there are any compatibility updates for Internet Explorer. And of course, make sure to have installed the newest version available.

    From those of us who have moved on to alternative choices…you are five-by-five and A-Okay with us. πŸ˜‰

  8. Technoslick May 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

    It may help to remind your patrons to check Microsoft Updates regularly (even when not reminded of updates) to see if there are any compatibility updates for Internet Explorer. And of course, make sure to have installed the newest version available.

    From those of us who have moved on to alternative choices…you are five-by-five and A-Okay with us. πŸ˜‰

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