14 Aug 2008

The Start of the IntenseDebate Revolution

Last night’s release marks the start of the IntenseDebate revolution. We’ve had our heads down over the past few months working on several projects that are now all coming to fruition. We’re unleashing an unrelenting stream of new game changing features, improvements and developments. Hold on to your hats, it’s about to get crazy.

New Sleek Feel
If you’re a regular visitor of IntenseDebate.com then you’ve probably noticed our new sleek design and layout. Our Swedish designer, Isaac Keyet, has been working tirelessly on our website redesign (install, registration process and all) for around three months now, so you can imagine our excitement to have it up and running! Congrats Isaac on a job well done!

Advanced Spam Ass-Kicking
In addition, we’ve also released our Akismet spam filter integration. It’s a preemptive but necessary measure against one of the evil forces lurking about on the net. Plus we had to do something to put a final end to the days of that pesky jewelry spammer some of you may have encountered.

New WordPress Plugin Beta Testing
And now the pièce de résistance – later today we will announce upcoming beta testing dates and a full feature list for our new WordPress plugin! People will bow to it.

Stay tuned for details…

UPDATE:
Sorry all, I spoke too soon. I will not be divulging a full feature set today, just some. Gotta leave some gravy for the big launch day!

Posted by Michael Koenig in News


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26 Comments »

  1. […] Heyo visitor! If you find you like what you’ll read, I’d love to hear your comments and you can then grab either the full RSS feed or just one with my better ones. See you around ;)Just thought I’d let y’all know that Intense Debate is stepping up their game. […]

  2. Great stuff!

    Comment by YouNeek — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  3. awesome stuff! I can't wait to get my hands on the new wp plugin!

    Comment by colin_ake60861 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  4. Is Akismet the only service-wide spam filtering, or, do you also have hard-wired heuristics to determine when a comment needs moderation?

    Comment by lucius — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  5. Love the new look and happy that you've finally debuted it. I felt spoiled for awhile there.😀

    Comment by rambls — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  6. Oooh Oooh Akismet! You're cooperating with Automattic? I didn't know I could like you even more😀

    Don't forget me in the newest beta testing😉

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  7. Glad to hear you're liking the new design.

    I'll have Beta dates for you shortly! Writing the post as we speak!

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  8. I imagine your damning of me was complimented by a fist shake (?). I'm onto Ledoux. Watch it buddy.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  9. You guys are awesome. 'nuff said.

    Comment by mynameisraj — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  10. I've been using it for a few months now which is like a decade in tech years. And let me tell you, it just gets better and better the more you use it, analyze, and contribute on other blogs that use it. I am getting to the point that when I leave comments on other blogs that don't have it, I mention they would get more feedback if they had an awesome commenting system like IntenseDebate.

    Comment by chase_barf55451 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  11. No feature set today? Damn you Koenig!

    Comment by rambls — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  12. We feature our own moderation system. Please check out your account settings page. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  13. Yeah, we're full of surprises.

    How could we forget you on our beta? That's like a peanut butter sandwich without the jelly.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  14. Who're you calling a Jelly?

    j/k I'll take that as a compliment.
    Btw: http://dbzer0.com/blog/the-debate-is-intensifying

    Comment by db0 — August 14, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
  15. Your marketing group really needs to come up with a descriptive phrase that readily identifies your product. Because IntenseDebate is much more than a commenting system. Your product is already leaps and bounds ahead of the competition…oh I take that back…what competition? Before too long, you will have carved yourself a niche due to the many features that set you apart…need a descriptive title for that niche. Helps with branding and increasing name brand recognition. Keep it up, you guys are doing awesome!

    Comment by chase_barf55451 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  16. Ya, I used Disqus before switching. IntenseDebate just feels more elegant and useful.

    Comment by NickHumphries — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  17. Thanks for giving ID a try Nick. You know our moto, "Class, class, class!" I've got you on our beta list. Our WP plugin will be class all the way!

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  18. Chase, love to hear your thoughts on this. Let's take this to email my main man.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  19. Actually, I just now (as in today) started using Intense Debate for my blog. I didn't even know what it was before today. Now, I love it!

    Comment by NickHumphries — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  20. Yeah, we're full of surprises.

    How could we forget you on our beta? That's like a peanut butter sanwhich without the jelly.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  21. Everyone is awesome.

    Comment by mynameisraj — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  22. No Raj, You're awesome!

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  23. Who're you calling a Jelly?

    j/k I'll take that as a compliment.😀

    Btw: http://dbzer0.com/blog/the-debate-is-intensifying

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  24. Michael – Will do.

    Comment by chase_barf55451 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  25. If we don't get a full feature list, do we at least figure out when we get to Beta the new WP plugin?

    I love the new dashboard. Loving the clean-ness and organization.

    Comment by colin_ake60861 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  26. You guys are definitely doing a great job, keep it up!

    Comment by jamesthompson23 — April 27, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

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