â€œSome men see things as they are and say â€˜whyâ€™? Others dream things that never were and say â€˜why notâ€™?â€
~ George Bernard Shaw
The 17 long time readers know that I have spent a chunk of time testing out different commenting systems. At one time or another I have used Blogger, Haloscan, Intense Debate, DISQUS, the WP native system, CommentLuv and Livefyre.
When I first moved from Blogger to WP I spent a chunk of time using DISQUS and was relatively happy with it, but there were a few issues and I chose to move to Livefyre.
My initial go around with LF was good but I received a regular flow of complaints from several readers about it. Technical issues with the system made it impossible to comment so I moved over to using CommentLuv with the WordPress native commenting system.
That worked very well and overall I was quite happy with it. However recently I have been getting hammered with comments that straddle the line between spam and useful and it is creating an enormous amount of work.
These people aren’t commenting because they want to be part of our community or because they are trying to advance the conversation and I am tired of it. LiveFyre is about to roll out a number of changes that sound very exciting and I think the time is right to turn it back on.
I want to see if that helps fix the problem. I also like the fluid manner in which LF encourages community building within a comment section so I am ready to see if that will work here.
And that is why I turned it back on. In the interim your old comments should be importing themselves into the system and business is going on as usual here. We’ll take another swing at bat and see how it plays out.
As always if you have questions, comments or concerns please feel free to leave them in the comments or to contact me.