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WTF happend to comments

09-27-2010, 06:27 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Germany & Tokyo
Posts: 1,101
WTF happend to comments

Can some please explain to me?

Why should I link my Twitter or Facebook to TA Comments?
before it was linked to the user account. What was wrong with that?

this is stupid!

TouchArcade Patreon - GameCenter: dyscoder -
09-27-2010, 06:36 PM
#2
I'm not arn, but I believe it would be to expand the accounts they have. If they just link to toucharcade accounts, it's a closed loop, they already know our toucharcade accounts. But, if they require twitter or facebook they gain a larger database. Just a theory

09-27-2010, 07:04 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
The comments look just ugly at this point. They look like disorganised bullet points.
09-27-2010, 09:09 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
Hm strike what i said. I think it must be my browser settings; I'm looking at it from another computer now and it's quite neat.
09-27-2010, 09:24 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,076
Although it's one more mobile-unfriendly feature on a website ABOUT mobile devices

😈
09-27-2010, 09:39 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,691
Quote:
Originally Posted by sticktron View Post
Although it's one more mobile-unfriendly feature on a website ABOUT mobile devices
Isn't the entire point of the powerful browser on a mobile platform is not needing a watered down version of every web site you read?

Anyway, we switched to Disqus comments because the Wordpress comment system left much to be desired. It lets people post with Twitter or Facebook accounts, link all their comments together, flag inappropriate comments, and tons of other useful stuff. You can read more about it here- http://disqus.com/comments/
09-27-2010, 10:19 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,255
Disqus is an excellent platform. Engadget made the same switch a couple of months ago and sifting through comments has been a lot easier.
09-27-2010, 11:29 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
Isn't the entire point of the powerful browser on a mobile platform is not needing a watered down version of every web site you read?
Sometimes, you amaze me. No, wait... all the time!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude
09-28-2010, 02:08 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Germany & Tokyo
Posts: 1,101
all this syndication makes me puke!

Google wants to infiltrate my youtube and now I need my twitter account to make commets on site I already have and account.

I won´t be on that game!

TouchArcade Patreon - GameCenter: dyscoder -
09-28-2010, 02:08 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,678
Quote:
Originally Posted by f e a r l e s s View Post
Sometimes, you amaze me. No, wait... all the time!
Might wanna wipe your nose, looks like you've got something on it.