Thursday, July 08, 2004

Blogger Comments

I'm going to start using Blogger's integrated comments. Unfortunately, that means I'll lose my old comments. Maybe I'll save a few specific threads manually. I'll have them both up for a few days, but I'll be taking Haloscan links down soon.


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  2. Wow...they sure display funkily.


  3. I tried Blogger comments for a while, but soon reverted to Haloscan. Just in case there is a good reason to change which I'm unaware of: what's the motivation behind your choice here?

    The only advantage I could see to Blogger was having no size limit to comments. Oh, and having comments integrated into the permalink page makes them more accessible.

    But with Haloscan you get a convenient RSS feed of recent comments. Plus Haloscan looks much better (IMO). Besides, changing is a hassle! (As you said, you lose old comments.)

    Have I missed some of the pros & cons, or do you just weigh them differently?

  4. Joe, you're right, they look pretty awful. I'm trying to figure out how to make them prettier.

    Richard, I see the following advantages to Blogger versus Haloscan comments:

    (1) integrated design
    (2) email notification option (that I don't have to pay for)
    (3) better stability, hopefully. My old Haloscan posts have gradually been disappearing.

  5. Does the email notification tell you where the comment was posted?
    If so, I might consider changing (again) myself.

    Back when I tried it, the email didn't include any useful information at all. So all I knew was that there was a new comment - but with no way of telling where!

    That's probably the major reason I stayed with Haloscan, actually. It's so easy to check the 'recent comments' RSS feed, and instantly see if someone left a comment on a 3-month old post.