29 Jan 2008

Comment System Makeover

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Today we’ve got a bunch of exciting new stuff for you. We’ve gone through and revamped our comment system, it is now faster, prettier, more usable, and easier to understand. Let us highlight some of the things that are new/changed.

User information box

ScreenshotThe menu button is gone, but we’ve replaced it with something much better. Say hello to what we call the “userbox”, a popup that appears when you hover a person’s avatar. It has all the information you need in it: Ways of contacting the person on other sites, a link to their Intense Debate profile, and a personal message that gives you more information about the person. It’s all about giving your commenters an identity. Go ahead, let the world know who you are! It’s easily done on your “Edit profile” page.

Comment system redesign

ScreenshotWe’re all about user feedback and improving over time. We saw that the comment system had become too cluttered, and so we cleaned up the structure and gave it a new appearance. We want to make sure that your blog has got the most sleek, useful, and cool comment system around. We’ve raised the bar again.

Post new comment section

ScreenshotWhile we’re all about improving, some of you felt like the “Post new comment” section was a bit too different from the ones seen on standard blog platforms these days. To help new commenters, and to give the comment system an even cleaner look, we’ve taken it back to the roots. You’ll now find that the fields for credentials are stacked on top of each other.

Intense Debate has never looked better. Look out, though. We’re not even close to being done.

Posted by Isaac Keyet in News


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18 Comments »

  1. nice updates!

    Comment by constantske3474 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  2. This looks great! What about trackbacks? Its the only thing holding up my re-installing the comment system.

    Comment by micah105 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  3. Thanks everybody for the kind words!

    And, trackbacks are coming soon!

    Comment by tom — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  4. Looking good! The nice thing about ID is not having to update code on my side to receive new features.

    Comment by brian_hart1973 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  5. That's one of the main advantages with a JS plugin, yes :)

    Comment by isaac_keyet — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  6. looks pretty slick! Keep up the good work boys!!!

    Comment by ktbug8596 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  7. Thanks Katie. We're trying!

    Comment by isaac_keyet — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  8. The new update does look great. I also share micah's concern over trackbacks though, it'd be nice to have one system handle both methods of feedback/communication.

    Comment by jenn547 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  9. it's a great update, i hope trackback is on the rail ;)

    Comment by matthieud1578 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  10. Sweet! So I gotta do a re-install ?

    Comment by chris_b4656 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  11. Excellent work.. keep up the good work! =)

    Comment by ilkeryoldas — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  12. We're truly glad to hear it. Let us know any and all feedback you might have at feedback@intensedebate.com! Thanks.

    Comment by isaac_keyet — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  13. No Chris, it is not necessary! That's the beauty of a JS-based plugin, you automagically have all the latest stuff.. Always!

    Comment by isaac_keyet — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  14. Hi, I just wanted to thank the team for this wonderful tool. I am happy that the search engines guided me to it yesterday. The fast setup within minutes made my day!

    Comment by robert4996 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  15. is there something i need to do to enable the userbox popup on my blog?

    Comment by lon — July 2, 2009 @ 8:04 pm
  16. This looks great! What about trackbacks? Its the only thing holding up my re-installing the comment system.

    Comment by logo — November 20, 2009 @ 11:29 am
  17. Thanks! Currently we offer trackback support with our WordPress plugin. We just released the latest version, v2.5 – http://wp.me/plsX6-wF . We hope to offer this in the future for other blog platforms.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 20, 2009 @ 5:27 pm
  18. The new update does look great

    Comment by @Urlseo — November 20, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

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