18 Jun 2008

FriendFeed Comment Retrieval, Gravatar Enhancement, Optional Profanity Filter, & Email Notification Update

FriendFeed Comment Retrieval
ScreenshotKudos to Jon and Austin on this week’s feature release. We’re really stoked to announce our improved FriendFeed support. At IntenseDebate we strive to keep your content on your blog. As your content gets more and more fragmented across other 3rd party services, our goal is to bring your blog content back to you. With this in mind, we’re really pleased to roll out our latest FriendFeed integration, FriendFeed Comment Retrieval. Now when comments are made in the context of your blog on FriendFeed, IntenseDebate will republish them back on your blog! All you need to do is enter in your FriendFeed URL and select the option in your IntenseDebate profile.

Please keep in mind that this is the first step and there is one immediate limitation – FriendFeed does not support threaded comments which prevents comments made in FriendFeed from being threaded on your blog. Also, comments made in FriendFeed that are posted in IntenseDebate are tied to your FriendFeed account instead of your IntenseDebate account. We’re continuing to make this as seamless as possible and are hoping to have these comments tied to your IntenseDebate account.

Enhanced Gravatar Support
Last week we introduced our Gravatar support and last night we rolled out an improvement that we’re calling Auto-Grab Gravatar support. Now we will automatically upload your Gravatar (if you use the service). Just one less step in pimping your IntenseDebate profile. You can choose to use your Gravatar or upload a different profile pic.

Optional Profanity Filter
ScreenshotWe’ve also added an optional profanity filter for blog publishers. Words entered on your profanity list will be replaced with “****.” This option can be enabled in your “Settings” page (select the tab named after your blog followed by the “Settings” sub-tab). Please note that we have not populated the profanity filter – certain words are obvious (shit, fuck, etc.), but we didn’t want to make a decision on the borderline words (ass, asshole, etc.). So we leave it up to you. Love to hear your thoughts about these borderline words, please leave us a fucking comment.

Email Notification Update
An update on our top priority, stabilizing our email notifications. Currently we’ve put a band-aid on it and have we’ve been sending and receiving email notifications consistently. We are switching our outbound mail system to prevent any future email glitches. If you find that you are still not receiving emails, please contact us at support@intensedebate.com. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we get this all sorted out.

Posted by Michael Koenig in features

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  1. Wow, this is pretty cool. I love the first step in defragmenting the comments across the web. Please continue.

    Comment by Rob — June 18, 2008 @ 3:37 pm
  2. awesome feature. it pisses me off that i feel like i'm missing part of the conversation (since i basically ignore friendfeed and never check it). great leadership on getting comments back to the publisher!

    Comment by David G. Cohen — June 18, 2008 @ 10:21 pm
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  4. […] 3rd party services like FriendFeed will be a bit easier now. For those of you that have enabled IntenseDebate’s FriendFeed Comment Retrieval you might recall having to enter your IntenseDebate profile URL that consisted of an ugly user […]

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    Comment by sharon — June 27, 2008 @ 12:03 am
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  8. Nice job.

    Comment by gamesrule_0 — November 18, 2008 @ 4:56 am
  9. Great tool ! the only thing that is missing is different language settings.

    Comment by Rno — December 5, 2008 @ 8:24 am
  10. I'm using IntenseDebate comments on my blog and one thing I miss (for the sake of my users) is the WYSIWYG editor. For a system that completely takes over comments you'd think it would have a WYSIWYG editor. Does anyone know if this is going to change?

    Comment by Tyler — December 10, 2008 @ 7:47 am
  11. Good effort

    Comment by Dietrich — December 11, 2008 @ 8:59 am
  12. Cool

    Comment by deleted7522719 — December 24, 2008 @ 5:48 am
  13. I forgot to mention, there is a 5 minute delay in the comment retrieval from FriendFeed.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  14. Thanks Rob. We'll keep on cranking.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  15. That's for letting us know. We're looking into this now.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  16. Awesome stuff! I love Intense Debate!

    Comment by rajiv_ashr51071 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  17. Great job guys! One thing I've noticed is that the FriendFeed comments are coming through email, but they are not showing up on my blog yet. Is there a (initial) delay? I got about 50 or 60 emails once I enabled the setting.

    Comment by bwana18751 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  18. Looks fantastic

    Comment by andrew_hyde651 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  19. yeah really fantastic

    Comment by chakresh mishra — March 17, 2009 @ 4:47 pm
  20. Awesome job guys, this is welcome news for many. Well done!

    Comment by shey24801 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  21. Thanks for the feedback. Profile integration is definitely on the list. Could you elaborate on separating the 2 discussions? I'd like to get a better idea of what you have in mind. Thanks again fellas.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  22. From what I've seen, the FF comments are kinda just slipped in with the comments from the blog. Is it possible to separate the 2 discussions?

    Comment by shey24801 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  23. Thanks for all these great features guys. I haven't been receiving email notification for some comments and received notification for a comment made yesterday.

    Comment by LBJirel — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  24. One more request, which I'm sure you're working on: have ID-FF integration recognize my ID profile on the blog.

    Comment by shey24801 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  25. this is a cool feature. congrats guys. i'm all about the decentralized me…. but not when i have to go to 25 different places to find out what people are saying (commenting) about the decentralized me. now i don't have to 🙂 Nice!

    Comment by tobias — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  26. Michael, I did a quick mockup here: http://friendfeed.com/e/d2864da8-3e39-11dd-83d8-0

    Comment by bwana18751 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  27. I agree with this. It would greatly help context if the conversations were separated. Until we can truly get a two way synch on both FriendFeed and your blog, the conversation doesn't make sense without proper threading.

    Comment by bwana18751 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  28. Thanks Jirel. We're aware of the email inconsistencies and are currently addressing this issues. We've applied a temporary fix the issue and are currently working on a permanent solution. I apologize for the inconvenience.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  29. Thanks Shey. We're working on it.


    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  30. Thanks Bwana. It's awesome! I'm chatting it over with the crew to see if we can make it happen. I'll let you know.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  31. Congratulations!

    Comment by Indus Khaitan — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  32. You have REALLY great service. Please, take to docs about spammers fight.

    Comment by woofer — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  33. OT It seems I have to join intensedebate to unsubscribe from mailings from this site. That strikes me as less than logical.

    Comment by psyche — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  34. I replied by e-mail to a comment someone made on my blog but I never saw my reply get posted on it! Something wrong?…

    Comment by originalp — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  35. Sorry for the trouble. Did you receive an error email notification? Please try adding !END to the end of your replies to ensure that they go through.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  36. I use Friendfeed,thanks your job!

    Comment by huangyi — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  37. Hello. I am trying to use the IntendeDebate to collect up all the communication in my professional, not private life.
    I have a room on Friendfeed. And I would like to link the IntenseDebate account with the Friendfeed room — not user. Is it possible? And how?
    Thank you very much for your job!

    Comment by almays — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  38. I'm still quite worried about detaching my comments from my blog as the two are (obviously) intrinsically linked. I'd be happier if there was more in the way of migration options… both for backing out later (eg pushing comments back into the underlying blogging platform as well so as the commenting system can be removed without incident, or using the underlying blogging platform for comment storage and intensedebate for metadata like threading, votes, etc.) and for migrating between commenting systems (eg Disqus <-> intensedebate).

    Comment by samj — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
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  40. Yeah, I have to comment on that too- what was with the wall?

    Comment by chat sohbet — May 5, 2009 @ 7:50 pm
  41. thanks for making it available

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    Comment by asdf — July 27, 2009 @ 10:38 pm
  43. I personally love the idea as blogging as community building…. From the blogger perspective, using gravatars enhances the sense of community…. It turns comments into statement by real people… It enhances the sense of real community at the blog..

    Comment by top max team — July 31, 2009 @ 12:05 pm
  44. I have just switched from Disqus to Intensedebate on http://alexve.com after a horrible support experience with Disqus (they simply don't listen and care about their customers). Right now doing some testing and customizing of ID's CSS in my dev. environment so it looks nicely aligned with the site's design. It feels good to use something from the creators of the WordPress platform!

    Comment by alexve — July 31, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
  45. Thanks for giving IntenseDebate a try.&nbsp; Give us a shout with any CSS questions – support@intensedebate.com. Also, please feel free to check out <a href="http://intensedebate.com/cssDocumentation” target=”_blank”>http://intensedebate.com/cssDocumentation

    Comment by Michael Koenig — July 31, 2009 @ 10:13 pm
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    Comment by rita4love — August 2, 2009 @ 7:22 pm
  47. looks great, going to give it a whirl

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    Comment by dkitchell — August 7, 2009 @ 6:56 pm
  48. I'm beginning to like Intense Debate more and more!

    Comment by Andrew Smith — August 24, 2009 @ 8:36 pm
  49. […] it can be cool to bring in comments and social media from around the web.  That’s why we offer FriendFeed integration (where comments made in FriendFeed are pulled back to your blog), and trackback / pingback support […]

  50. […] there’s a typo or a curse word containing non-alphabetic ch@racter$ that slipped through your profanity filter!  Unfortunately when this happened the only available options were to leave the comment up or […]

  51. Is there a way to automatically email a commenter of a reply to their comment without them signing up for email notification?


    Comment by Kimberly @ Raising Olives — January 5, 2010 @ 12:46 am
  52. Sorry for the delay. If they create an IntenseDebate account they will automatically receive email notifications for replies. Unfortunately we do not offer a way to configure this to happen automatically for guest commenters. This is something that they have to opt-in for.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 8, 2010 @ 10:00 pm
  53. Congratulations!

    Comment by Technology — March 24, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

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