3 Jul 2008

New Admin Features: Close Comments On Posts & Commenter Account Stipulations

We’re pleased to answer your calls and release two new admin features this week. Big ups to our dev team for keeping the good stuff coming and for keepin’ it real.


Close Comments On Posts

Let’s face it sometimes debates just get too intense. Honestly, it’s a health risk – blood pressures start rising, heart rates elevate…look we don’t need anyone keeling over from a heart attack. We don’t want to have to put a disclaimer on IntenseDebate that you should have Bayer Aspirin on hand when using our product. We’re concerned about your health. IntenseDebate cares.

So we thought it would be a good idea to take some preventative measures and give blog publishers the ability to close comments on posts. This feature can be accessed in your IntenseDebate comments on your blog post under the “Admin Options” tab.

Commenter Account Stipulations
In staying with the theme of keepin’ it real, blog publishers can now set commenter account stipulations. That’s just fancy talk for saying that you can opt to require all of your commenters to create IntenseDebate accounts in order to comment on your posts. Now you can choose whether or not you want to allow anonymous comments on your posts. If you’ve had issues with spammers or repeat anonymous comment offenders, you can require them to create an account and keep the debate real. This feature is available in your blog settings page at IntenseDebate.com (login, select the tab named after your blog, followed by the “Settings” sub-tab).

As always, we’d love your feedback.

Word out,
The Fellas at IntenseDebate

Posted by Michael Koenig in features


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15 Comments »

  1. This is an interesting feature. I will think about it. Thanks

    Comment by mtata23 — December 18, 2008 @ 3:22 am
  2. Amazing options, I'll need both!!!!! One question: if you close comments, they cannot edit or delete previous comments in the post?

    Comment by niaboktruk — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  3. Right now, if comments are closed, users can edit and delete comments (if there's been a reply they cannot edit it).

    What's your opinion on this, do you think we should or shouldn't allow editing and/or deletion when comments are closed?

    Comment by austin — July 8, 2008 @ 10:26 am
  4. Thanks for adding something that I suggested (Account Stipulations)…keep 'em coming.

    Comment by CrownOfThornz — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  5. Thanks PH. If you close comments on a post our same editing options apply. Users can edit their comments until a reply is posted (as well as delete). This is something that will continue to evolve as we continue to pursue a unified approach to commenter/publisher editing power and terms of service. Stay tuned…

    Thanks again,
    Michael

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  6. Awesomeness!!

    I love the rapid updates you guys bring about and all the features are really useful. Keep it up!

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  7. It's our pleasure! We're all about building the features that you want, so please keep your feature requests coming.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  8. We will! July is going to be an exciting month for IntenseDebate. We've got some amazing features and improvements in store. You ain't seen nothing yet!

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  9. I'm waiting with baited breath. I hope I've given you some good ideas🙂

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  10. The only other thing I can think of at this point is customizable widgets. You have the widgets already now just make the color and shape customizable. Other than that I think you'll think up some pretty awesome features soon anyways. Something ambitious for you guys to think about would be to create some sort of forum-site integration. They don't exactly have to be as hardcore as forums, more like a simple discussion board.

    Comment by CrownOfThornz — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  11. This feature can be accessed in your IntenseDebate comments on your blog post under the “Admin Options” tab.

    I can't see this tab anywhere…

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  12. It's not a tab on the IntenseDebate site, it's an expandable item in a blog post itself. At least it shows up in my blog posts …

    Comment by chungyc — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  13. Ah I see. Thanks!

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  14. Glad to see you guys working together here (as always😉 )!

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  15. Closing comments to a selected or large group is more better than leaving them open… Before locking the thread you can post your admin comment and then lock it… This is the way it works right now…

    Comment by max international — July 30, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

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