Friday, September 19, 2008

New template

Well, I "uninstalled" IntenseDebates comments by reverting to the classic template. AFAIK, there's no way to import IntenseDebates comments back into Blogger.

PhysioProf: I'm not going to switch to Wordpress, either self-hosted or I want to blog; I don't what want to fuck with blogging comments software. Since IntenseDebates comments caused more problems than they solved, I'm stuck with Blogger comments.

If anyone wants to write blogging software that gives me an order of magnitude improvement in my blogging experience, then I'd consider switching. Wordpress, while better than Blogger, is not sufficiently better to justify all the pain of switching.


  1. Menstrual Poetry Twitted that the people from Disqus were incredibly helpful. That's what they went with after she learned to hate intensedebates. Disqus imported all her comments for the site.

  2. What do you mean by "I don't want to fuck with blogging comments" in relation to Wordpress? There isn't anything to fuck with.

  3. Fixed. That's what I get for posting while irritated and sleepy.

  4. I don't see how ID Comments created problems or why Wordpress switching was a pain with me doing it for you.

    I honestly don't know what kind of difference do you expect to see in your blogging experience before switching.

  5. db0, the problems that I had in switching are in no way a reflection on your or all your valuable help.

    We're just looking at the experience from two very different perspectives.

  6. But still, to this point, I have absolutely no idea why. You didn't let me know that you had a problem here, or there, so that I might try to address it.

    At the very least, saying what exactly was the problem might let others know if it will affect them as well, or if it's something they won't mind.

    For example, you say you'd like an order of magnitude improvement on blogging software but if, say, a developer was reading this, they would have no idea what improvement that would be.

  7. At the very least, saying what exactly was the problem might let others know if it will affect them as well

    I did. And people said I was full of shit. I'm not interested in discussing the issue further.


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