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Switched commenting systems to Disqus

by Tom Johnson on May 17, 2015 •
categories: technical-writing

Just a heads up, with comments on my blog, I'm now using Disqus as opposed to the native commenting system in WordPress. This means you'll need to log in using one of the four methods provided by Disqus (Google, Twitter, Facebook, or Disqus) to leave a comment.

Why did I switch from WordPress' native comments to Disqus? Several reasons:

  • Too much spam gets past Akismet. For every real comment, I have to delete about 10 spam comments.
  • I'll probably migrate this blog to Jekyll, in which case I'll need a third-party service to handle comments.
  • Disqus' commenting system allows me to see where else readers have commented, allows rating of comments, and sorting of best comments to the top.

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Tom Johnson

I'm a technical writer / API doc specialist based in the Seattle area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out my API documentation if you're looking for more info about that. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me. Finally, note that the opinions I express on my blog are my own points of view, not that of my employer.