For their new content pages, I noticed that Sitepoint switched back to using Disqus for comments - away from the earlier Discourse-based solution. There was a discussion about this here: New Articles are using Disqus? - Community - The SitePoint Forums
Their response from that thread is what caught my attention:
Hey Scott, we’ve switched back to Disqus for two reasons: we’re waiting on some Discourse updates that would make commenting inline, and to allow for engagement of Disqus users. The moderation team here are still posting the articles on the forums, so you can view articles either on SitePoint.com or on the Forums.
The emphasis is mine. Is there a plan to support inline commenting on article pages? I’ve switched away from using Disqus to using Discourse for all of the content on kirupa.com, and there has been a near 90% drop-off in user engagement. The feedback I’ve heard from visitors is that having to jump from an article to a completely different place on the forums seems too heavyweight. They either no longer comment or (worse) send me a direct e-mail where the interaction is hidden away and not useful for future readers.
I’ve read Jeff and others’ thoughts on why this separation exists and is a good thing, but I am curious to know if thoughts on this have changed to accommodate inline commenting on a page while still syncing the content with the forum UI as well.