8 Jul 2009

New Additions: Twitter Sign-In Update & Auto-Approve by Rep Score

Last Saturday we introduced Twitter Sign-In to IntenseDebate, and within a couple of hours it was activated on a massive number of sites! We decided that with that kind of adoption we had better build the next step for Twitter integration: Tweet This for Twitter Sign-In users.

Back in June, 2008 we introduced Tweet This for IntenseDebate users, and we received plenty of requests to add this for Twitter Sign-In users.  Well, ask and you shall receive! Commenters using their Twitter account can now opt to send a simultaneous tweet when they post a comment by selecting the Tweet This checkbox when they post a comment.  You can enable Twitter Sign-in in your Blog Settings page at http://intensedebate.com/edit-site-comments.  Facebook Connect is also available through your Blog Settings page.  Please see http://wp.me/plsX6-go for more details about Facebook Connect.

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Next up we’d like to introduce a new admin moderation feature: Auto-approve commenters by reputation score. By setting a minimum reputation score for commenters, you can ensure that comments submitted by your regular readers will always be approved and not flagged for moderation. This is an excellent way to make sure that the debate doesn’t get interrupted by moderation. This feature is located on the left in your blog settings page of your IntenseDebate account. To enable it just type in a minimum reputation score and any user with that score or higher will be able to comment freely.auto-approve-1

Last up, we’ve rolled out a bug fix for the email notification issue that some of you may have encountered. We received reports of instances where email notifications for new comments were not being received. We have since identified and corrected the problem, so this shouldn’t be an issue anymore. However, if you do encounter this please let us know by emailing support.

The Pipeline
We are continuing to work on a couple of niche bug fixes, and should have the remaining issues squashed out soon. In addition, we’re working on a few projects that are coming soon…

  • Admin comment editing – the top requested admin feature in our last poll
  • Version 2.4 of our WordPress plugin (details coming soon)
  • Additional performance optimizations

As always, if you haven’t given IntenseDebate a try yet, there’s no better time than now! Get started with IntenseDebate.

Posted by Michael Koenig in features


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20 Comments »

  1. Nice job guys.

    Comment by photomatt — July 8, 2009 @ 9:43 pm
  2. Great news!! :) Congrats, Michael!!

    Comment by Rafael Fischmann — July 8, 2009 @ 10:23 pm
  3. Two great features. Now if only Twitter had auto-moderation… hopefully this starts a trend :)

    Comment by rowanprice — July 9, 2009 @ 1:23 am
  4. I love the direction you're moving in, hope to see even more integration, especially with wp.com.

    Comment by donnacha — July 9, 2009 @ 1:27 am
  5. Great job, now for the location of IntenseDebate… Any clues about it? ;)

    Comment by JoaoJMC — July 9, 2009 @ 6:08 am
  6. That "Auto-Approve by Rep Score" feature is quite an idea. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who would sometimes find comments by regular readers occasionally getting stuck in moderation.

    Comment by Chris — July 9, 2009 @ 6:57 pm
  7. sweet!

    Comment by human3rror — July 9, 2009 @ 7:20 pm
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    Comment by sesli — July 10, 2009 @ 4:13 am
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    Comment by sesli — July 10, 2009 @ 4:17 am
  10. 1) If I set my Twitter data on my intensedebate account, then logging in a supported website to comment with intensedebate would be nice to get the "Tweet this comment".

    2) Please do the same with Facebook, like "Post comment to my Facebook Profile".

    Thank You

    Comment by Andrea Torre — July 10, 2009 @ 11:24 am
  11. Hi Andrea –

    1. We offer this. Please take a look here.

    2. We're checking this out. Thanks for letting us know that you're interested! :D

    Comment by Michael Koenig — July 10, 2009 @ 4:44 pm
  12. Ok Michael but in that way I'm forced to tweet every comment as default! It would be nice to get it by a check-box as when I sign-in with Twitter. ;)

    Anyway keep up the great work, thank you!

    Comment by Andrea Torre — July 10, 2009 @ 5:04 pm
  13. Andrea, you don't need to tweet every comment. You should have the option to tweet when you post. If that's not the case please let me know and we'll take a look.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — July 10, 2009 @ 5:09 pm
  14. I tried and you are right.
    "Tweet about new comments" option on the "Edit Profile" area sounds like you have no choice, so I just suggest to clear it up by a note. ;)

    Comment by Andrea Torre — July 10, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
  15. Cool. Glad to hear it's working. Thanks for the feedback.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — July 10, 2009 @ 6:12 pm
  16. I am eagerly awaiting the admin ability to edit user's posts — I'm hoping this also allows you to edit their URLs and names.

    In the case of my blog, I have a lot of wedding vendors who leave valid comments with overly-promotional display names like "New York Wedding Photographer." It's not spam (these are real people leaving legitimate comments) but it's more self-promotional than I'm comfortable with … even if it's not bot-spam, it makes my comments look like spam.

    At this point, my only option with these folks is to simply delete their comments — even if they have something valuable to say. I miss the days of being able to go into WordPress and simply change their display name to "Bob in NY."

    Comment by OffbeatAriel — July 16, 2009 @ 3:07 am
  17. Wow! Really this post is interesting,I always appreciate such type of posts, I think the work done by the author is really great. Thanks for this information.

    Comment by van leasing — July 16, 2009 @ 6:08 am
  18. ;)good job guys..

    Comment by Indiaforumteam — August 12, 2009 @ 7:33 pm
  19. it is a good feature, but:
    "Well, ask and you shall receive! " – 1 year is not that little period of time, that it took to implement the new feature from "Tweet This for IntenseDebate users" to "Tweet This for Twitter Sign-In users"

    Comment by fipsn — September 23, 2009 @ 11:22 am
  20. [...] we’ve added Facebook Connect and Twitter Sign-In support, there are still too many steps and mouse clicks between you and posting a comment. [...]

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