@sirskidmore Jeff Atwood’s written some interesting stuff on this (ironically enough, the comments on his own blog seem to have devolved at some point — off topic, but to me as a reader, “Great post!” type comments are almost as annoying as outright spam).
@sirskidmore I actually think that comments can be a good thing. It does depend on the site — and they should be moderated, which can take time, so if that time gets to be too much it might make sense to shut them off — but I think they can be done well.
@sirskidmore I’d encourage the writing / blog-starting. :) (I suspect that a good deal of why I never stuck with one of my own is that I was always distracted by and forced to work on the software powering it — part of why I’ll no longer be doing that.)
@sirskidmore I’ll actually probably be using Blogger next (previously I was running Rizzo, my own static site generator). The thing I don’t get is that things like Disqus *want* to be their own Online Destinations — a product, rather than just a feature.
@sirskidmore Right now I don’t have anything, but I actually used Disqus for a bit. Then I redid the site and just didn’t add comments (if I had kept it going, I might have added them back later — to begin with, I just didn’t want to style them).
@isaacjw Indeed. Me too. :) Also: as long as I’m using Gmail anyway, I probably shouldn’t think I’m necessarily so much better off using somebody else’s browser. “Meh” sums up my feelings on this lately pretty well.
@isaacjw :D No problem. I probably have been as bad as the other dude, too, because I have plenty of problems with Chrome’s developer, even though I can’t quite seem to find another browser that so much as begins to compare to it.