The AV Club tries out a competitor to Disqus with comic results


(Nick Caldwell) #1

Outcome of the experiment here

I still think the AV Club would be a good get for Discourse as a conversation platform, but I wonder the extent to which it can handle the brutal load the site would put on it. In any case it might be interesting to scan that thread and look at pain points the users found when trying to use spot.im.


(Matt Palmer) #2

(Jeff Atwood) #3

Well, if people want to suggest Discourse to them, I’m all for it.

Just bear in mind on-page comments is not really the goal of Discourse – we only do read-only summaries on the page and drive people next door to the community clubhouse if they want to participate…