1 Jan 2009

What A Year!

Heading into the New Year we can’t help but look back on this past year. To say it’s been an exciting year for IntenseDebate is an understatement!

Our comment system has developed into a robust and sophisticated tool for building a community, increasing engagement, and giving sites a nice boost in page views. It couldn’t have happened without the non-stop effort of our team. Hats off to the entire team for the tremendous work that has gone into IntenseDebate!

More importantly, we’d like to thank you all for your continued support, alpha and beta testing, feedback, and for spreading the word about IntenseDebate. It goes without saying that IntenseDebate wouldn’t have even gotten off the ground without your help. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make IntenseDebate what it is today. Infinite kudos to all of you!

So pop a bottle of champagne tonight and join us in toasting the New Year and all that’s to come in 2009!

We wish you all a happy New Year!
The Fellas at IntenseDebate

Posted by Michael Koenig in News

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  1. I'm glad to have found IntenseDebate. At first I thought it was just going to be a deluxe update to my wordpress commenting system, but I was wrong. The communication between "The Fellas at IntenseDebate" have been one of the best in any service I've used. They take the time to listen and figure out a problem, and not just reply with some automated response or what not. Cheers for creating a great community that communicates well user-to-user, as well as the entire dev team.

    Comment by Ross — January 1, 2009 @ 4:34 am
  2. Much appreciated Ross! Hope you had a great NYE.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 2, 2009 @ 10:33 am
  3. All the best on your journey! Rock on!

    Comment by Ben Atlas — January 1, 2009 @ 4:39 am
  4. You guys are doing great work. Happy New Year!

    Oh, and I think I speak for everyone when I say 'Go Penn State!' 😉

    Comment by Chris — January 1, 2009 @ 5:04 am
  5. Tough loss Chris…sorry dude.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 2, 2009 @ 10:35 am
  6. lol, thanks. USC was the better team. When you're playing a team like USC ya can't make all those first half penalties/mistakes…

    Comment by Chris — January 2, 2009 @ 10:39 am
  7. Hi , I wish an incredibly awesome year for IntenseDebate. I'm an absolute fan and I love your service. Its slick, fast and super awesome.
    I love the threading and the rep system.
    I wish hoping that maybe you guys could build a link pool of blogs that are currently using IntenseDebate.
    Happy a happy 2k9 and keep up the good work.

    Comment by dxtr — January 1, 2009 @ 8:21 am
  8. Thanks! We're looking into a blog directory for the future. Stay tuned…

    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 2, 2009 @ 10:32 am
  9. That is really awesome. Do work on that as soon as you guys are done with more pressing projects.

    Comment by dxtr — January 4, 2009 @ 7:16 am
  10. I like the new "receive email updates for this post" feature, but I don't want to get updates from my own posts. Think you guys can work on that?

    Comment by harshy — January 6, 2009 @ 7:47 am
  11. Good idea might look at adding the MBTI forums such as intpforum

    Comment by DaBlob — January 7, 2009 @ 11:15 am
  12. http://cloud-computing-online-backup.blogspot.com

    Comment by freddy — March 5, 2009 @ 8:04 am
  13. Happy new year and a big "thanks" for this service. I just discovered it today and I love it. I have one question though, so I figured I'd just try and ask it: Do you guys plan to offer the option to switch the menu and so on to other languages?

    Comment by Thee — January 1, 2009 @ 10:03 am
  14. We'll have language support in the future. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 2, 2009 @ 10:33 am
  15. This intense debate system is a very promising idea. I wish every debater a fair and constructive debating year in 2009.

    Comment by coloredopinions — January 1, 2009 @ 2:43 pm
  16. A (belated ^_^) Happy New Year!

    Comment by Ron_Bailey — January 3, 2009 @ 1:31 am
  17. many many return of the year.

    Comment by mejaz786 — January 4, 2009 @ 8:38 am
  18. this system is genius – is there an index of blogs using intense debate? if not there should be

    Comment by fanboy_d — January 8, 2009 @ 1:58 am
  19. Great Job Guys, Happy New Years!

    Comment by politicalgrind — January 8, 2009 @ 5:13 am
  20. Let me say something controversial. I suggest Obama postpone the individual tax cuts and focus on jobs. The individual tax cuts didn't work when Bush did them.

    Comment by LEG — January 11, 2009 @ 5:21 am
  21. Unfortunately your posted your comment on the IntenseDebate company blog. It seems that your comment was intended for another post. We provide the comment system.

    To post a comment please scroll down to the bottom of the comment section. You will see a text box with the header "Post a new comment." After that please hit "Submit" and you're done.

    You can also post a comment directly in response to another comment. To do this find the comment you want to reply to and select the "Post reply" button. Type your comment in and select "Submit comment."


    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 12, 2009 @ 9:16 am
  22. Wow, great comment system. Noah the Troll will get to see this now! 😉

    Comment by Igor The Troll — January 11, 2009 @ 6:30 am
  23. hey is there any reason that facebook connect on my blogs aren't working. it tells me the connect url is down

    Comment by Noah David Simon — July 20, 2009 @ 9:07 pm
  24. I like IntenseDebate – it is MUCH MUCH cooler than the old commenting system.

    Comment by Amit — January 12, 2009 @ 3:54 am
  25. Sorry to say that I have deactivated Intense Debate for now on my WordPress blog.

    Lots of issues that can be better addressed by changing my theme to take advantage of ver 2.7 features.

    I will keep watching and and may reactivate at some time in the future. Happy New Year from NZ.

    Comment by JasonK — January 14, 2009 @ 1:42 am
  26. keep in touch iam new to the game. i don't know how to edit my blog. i need help

    Comment by susiescamel — January 14, 2009 @ 3:39 am
  27. Intensedebate looks cool and all but it has just too many cons.
    – No option to change the language
    – Too many "login to comment" links, makes people think that they actually need to login to comment, and thus we are getting less comments than before.
    – The "sign up for IntenseDebate" is completely unneeded, you guys already have a link back to you. This kind of stuff just drive people away from our comments section.
    – No option to make the e-mail optional
    – The subscribe links are good for people that don't really have them and don't know how to add them. The rest of us signed up for a comment form, We should have the option to activate them or not.
    – No option to allow non IntenseDebate members to vote comments.

    Again, IntenseDebate looks great. To actually be great too, you need to give us at least some control.

    Comment by CsEs — January 18, 2009 @ 11:17 am
  28. mostly agreed

    Comment by Ben Atlas — January 19, 2009 @ 3:22 am
  29. IS there anyway in finding out what other websites use Intense Debate.

    Comment by Paisan — January 19, 2009 @ 11:41 am
  30. Currently we do not provide a blog directory.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 19, 2009 @ 6:54 pm
  31. I wish you guys would install intense debate on http://www.WhiteHouse.gov, since I did see it enabled on 1 blog post from http://www.Change.gov. Do you know if the white house is going to enable blog commenting on their site by chance? 🙂

    Thanks kindly,


    Comment by Shawn Drewry — January 21, 2009 @ 5:39 am
  32. where can we find a "roadmap" of what you guys are planning to release, etc? i'd like to know! video comments, facebook connect, google connect…?

    Comment by human3rror — January 21, 2009 @ 12:46 pm
  33. You are still the best comment system , and i am stick (and i will ) with Intense Debate.Keep up the excellent work and don't worry about nothing.People love you !

    <img src="http://www.cluttercontrolfreak.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/heart.jpg"&gt;

    Comment by cooltool — January 21, 2009 @ 5:39 pm
  34. good stuff

    Comment by kreendurron — January 21, 2009 @ 6:31 pm
  35. IntenseDebate just rocks!!! I just have one question. When will Intense Debate threading will be available on WordPress.com?

    Comment by Matt — January 26, 2009 @ 9:24 pm
  36. Hi all great app but I have a problem. I use WP WALL on my blog which uses its own page for all comments. The trouble is comment within this page needs to be disabled or all the WALL comments won’t show. Is there a way for me to disable the Intensabate plug-in for a particular page?

    Comment by themarkettrend — January 28, 2009 @ 12:55 pm
  37. Yeah I've already had complaints about the big "Login to Comment" button. We could also use an option that allows us to put the comment form on top rather than on the bottom.

    Comment by friar_zero — January 30, 2009 @ 11:56 pm
  38. amazing year guys.

    Comment by human3rror — February 2, 2009 @ 12:47 am
  39. great tool

    Comment by free food samples — June 15, 2009 @ 12:14 am
  40. I know I am way late, but I recently discovered Intense debate, and I just love the rating feature. And that I can post on many blogs without creating an account on each one. Interesting thing, was I googled "intense debate blogs" and this one came right up at the top…

    Comment by Televerus — September 25, 2009 @ 6:32 am

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