Rob Beschizza at Boing Boing:
This evening, we’re going to be saying goodbye to Disqus, our current comment system here at Boing Boing.
That’s a big move. I think it’s a good idea though, especially for the Boing Boing audience. Go check it out at: bbs.boingboing.net
Incidentally, I struggled a lot with how to handle comments here at Reckoner. You might’ve noticed that comments are only enabled for features; that’s intentional.
I thought about switching off comments entirely, I thought about having them open for everything, I even thought about a forum. In the end, I kept comments, but only for features.
I see it this way: I think that having comments on the web is useful, but only when we—as writers—have given you something of substance. Something that merits a conversation. Here, my hope is that the comments serve as a useful complement to the article. A place where you can ask the writer a question, or add some extra information on the topic at hand. So far, I think it’s working great.
Want to comment on a linked list article on Reckoner? Simple: just head to your social network of choice.