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TouchArcade comment threads instead of Disqus

06-25-2015, 05:55 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Redwood City, California
Posts: 52
TouchArcade comment threads instead of Disqus

Although I've been reading TouchArcade for a long time, I'm relatively new to the forums (as you can see by my post count). So stop me if you've heard this one before, but I was just wondering: why does TouchArcade use Disqus for commenting on stories, instead of having forum threads associated with news posts like MacRumors does? I feel like the approach MR uses encourages active forum users and on-topic discussion of specific stories. It's also one less account to keep track of (I have no idea if I even have a Disqus account anymore). Any thoughts?
06-26-2015, 07:48 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,692
I wish we did this instead. We are heavily integrated into Disqus now with the app.

I greatly prefer MacRumors style commenting too.
06-26-2015, 07:50 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,199
It would let me kill more spammers. I like the idea.
06-26-2015, 06:13 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Redwood City, California
Posts: 52
OK, guess I'm not crazy then. Maybe a transition is possible once TA's future is more secure (i.e. the Patreon hits its goal). Thanks for the reply.
06-29-2015, 10:33 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Liberty city
Posts: 2,761
I really disliked using disguis at first but now I enjoy it because every game site I check actually uses it and therefore I don't have to make A new account for each site I visit just stay using the same one because they all use disguis.