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Look! New Commenting System. Ask Questions and Get Your Wiggles Out Here

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | June 4, 2012 | Comments ()


As many of you have already noticed, we rolled out a new commenting system this weekend. To be perfectly frank, we're about three or four years behind the curve on this. Disqus is fairly omnipresent now, but we've clung to our archaic Movable Type comments because our amazing readers typically hate and rebel against change. So, the first thing I will say is this: It may not be permanent. It's on a probationary period to see if it actually works well for our purposes, and to see how many people throw old batteries at me.

So far, it seems to be working well. For our purposes, the advantages are that we will be able to flag and delete spam more easily (the system does not, however, catch spam any better than the old, but myself and the rest of the staff have a far less cumbersome way of getting rid of it). Moreover, it should be easier to ban trolls. But don't worry: The same rules still apply. You have to be an egregious, long-term troll in order to get the ban, unless of course you are aggressively hostile to other commenters in a way that makes me want to shove you in a dumpster full of rotten pig corpses. But, I mean, look: There are a lot of regular commenters on Pajiba that might be considered trolls on other websites, but we have a very liberal policy, plus we're kind of fond of some of our trolls (love you, Pookie, but could you please stay out of Michael Murray's posts?), so I wouldn't worry too much about being banned, unless you're googergeiger, in which case you might want to check your fucking attidude, mister.

Also, you do NOT have to register. You do NOT have to login. If you'd like to continue commenting as before, just leave your comment, click "post as" and use your regular commenter handle. However, if you do login, you can create fancy little avatars and keep track of your comments here (and other sites that use Disqus), and even keep track of other registered users' comments. That is to say, if you wanted to use someone's comment from three weeks agains them in a thread today, you'd be able to do so moving forward because that's the kind of anal retentive assholes you are. We love you for it. You can also sync your accounts to Facebook and Twitter, so that people can click on your name to go to your Twitter or Facebook page. You can also follow other commenters, you can have replies emailed to you, you can edit a comment after you've posted it, and you can LIKE certain comments. I don't know what that does other than exercise the compulsion to hit the LIKE button that you've become addicted to on Facebook.

If you do register, however, many people are finding that their clever commenter handles aren't as clever as they thought, and are being used by others. I'm sure you can modify it in such a way that we still know who you are. Or you can skip registation all together.

Now, please use this thread to get out your wiggles, do all your yelling, express your dismay, and demand the return of Matt (oops. Wrong site). Test it out. Celebrate Butthole Day five months early, and ask questions if you have them. However, I should warn you that I may not have any clue how to fix your issue. Disqus is also new to me, and as all things on Pajiba, introduced on a whim. Honestly, I didn't even think I could actually install it. It was random luck. You may want to refer to Disqus.com for technical questions you may have or ask another commenter, many of whom have years of experience using Disqus on other sites.

As always, happy commenting.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • just passing through on an IP address other than my own. . .i didn't find it very difficult to get banned--never even figured out why.

    for the record, i like disqus, its pretty common out there

  • ZombieNurse


  • SaBrina

    I can't comment at work, or see the time stamps. Blocked social neeeetworking!

  • Nick

    I might try logging in with my fake FB profile, since I'm pretty sure my Pajiba name has been taken. Please don't laugh at my avatar, it works a treat with my fake FB friends.

    Oh, but you won't know it's me will you, unless I say 'the-commenter-formerly-known-as-Nick'?

    Is it too soon to say I already miss the "to pick up on what Francis already said I think he makes a good point. And I didn't believe I could make $600 a day working from home just by joining _hot_cougars_need_love_too_club_at_spam_dot_com_" posts?

  • Guest

    testing something that is pissing me right off...

    K. How come it won't save my website link from my profile, no matter how many times I "save change" in Disquis? Muck.

  • alwaysanswerb

    Can I register a vote for nesting? I know Pajiba has never worked that way before, but if we're going to move into the future, may as well leap rather than hobble cautiously...

  • therealbeesknees

    Damnit. I know I stupid disqus registered under thebeesknees a long damn time ago but can't seem to recover it.  Guess, I'm therealbeesknees now.  I hate change.  It took me almost 5 years to delurk for crying out loud.
    But, I did it anyhow.  Figured it wasn't going to get any easier putting it off.

  • blorft

    I don't comment that much, but this system is really nice for the heavy lurking that I prefer to do.

  • therealbeesknees

    So damned confused.

  • pajiba

    Testing in Internet Explorer 9. Also, the site looks like total crap in IE. ... and it works.

  • exploranora

    Mostly testing and seeing if my name exists already. It does not! Although I don't think my handle really does anything to hide my identity. I mean, there's only like, two Noras in Texas and my mom's one of them.

  • Phaedre

    I'm back to report that I also cannot comment from my work comp. uter which is very uncool

  • layla


  • NoLongerBlockingPajibaAds

    So, while we're off topic, have more people disabled their ad-blockers since you made your plea regarding popups (I wouldn't want to feel like the only schmuck). Did that work? 

  • competitivenonfiction

    Testing. I finally gave in and signed up, but it means switching from Tits McGee (taken) to competitivenonfiction

  • comma

    I'm gonna miss Tits. That was one of my favorites.

    Wait ... there's some OTHER Tits McGee?

  • I think the comments are now blocked at my work

  • Uriah_Creep

    OK, I had posted a picture with my last reply and it didn't show up

    And that happened because I don't know what I'm doing. Disregard me (if you don't already.)

  • monkeysparkets

    Well, I don't comment very often, but I just have to find out if there is another Monkeysparkets out there.  It would be like finding a long lost twin!

  • elsie_the_first

    Pic seems to be working now.

  • Uriah_Creep

    OK, I had posted a picture with my last reply and it didn't show up, so the last sentence of my post really doesn't make much sense.

  • I like it, but Twitter's showing my namename, not my tweethandle. Grrrrr.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Apparently, some regulars are unable to post using the Disqus system, which would be a damn shame. For example, Mrs. Julien left an ominous message on last week's EE post (using the old system) hinting that she's done commenting (stop cheering, Pookie), and Three-nineteen, who has always been a favorite of mine, seems to be in a similar position. That would make Baby Uriah Creep very unhappy.

  • elsie_the_first

    fixing a double post... can't get my profile picture to load. still like the new system though.

  • Human_Centipede

    Oh, there are ways.  There are ways.

  • elsie_the_first


  • SaBrina

    I do not like the likes. I'm already recovering from my brief but powerful addiction to Pinterest likes/repins, I can't handle another egotistic addiction. I was sort of relieved when Prisco stopped doing EE, because then I was never chosen anymore and could stop caring about it.

    And there's no preview! Before another person goes "BUT YOU CAN EDIT" - you can't if you comment as a guest.

    And you need to manually load more comments? What is this bullshit? That's just rubbing it in my face that I care too much about the comments section and should be spending more time reading books or having sex or studying statistics.

    I guess it's OK that you can sort comments, but eh.

    Don't like the pictures.

    I'm 26 years old and don't have a lawn, but I want you to get off it.

  • BiblioGlow

    If you're gonna test something, have fun with it.
    Slight tweak to my name, but I like this one better anyway.

  • Bob lob law

  • I_Sell_Books

    Testing...one two three...testing...

  • ummmmm...

  • DocDoom

    I leave for a week, and this is what I come back to?!  This new comment thingy doesn't function on my work computer.  When else to you think I have free time?!  Sad, sad day... 

  • Uriah_Creep

    No spaces in user names??
    No preview?

    Get the fuck off my lawn, Rowles.

  •  Somehow it says I've already made two comments and received three likes. That's unpossible...

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I've already expressed my displeasure with the new comments on one of the posts from the weekend (random list post) but the real burning question is: how will this affect Eloquent Eloquence? 

    Will it now become a feeding ground of "like-d" populous malarkey instead of chosen from on high by the pajiba uber/over lords?  I predict chaos! 

    The pajiba spring comes (if you're a politico).   

    The pajiba winter is coming (if you're a GOTer)

  • whichjen

    Delurking just to test this shiznit.

  • ChuggaWasTaken

    Chugga was taken :(.

  • Mr_Grumpypants

    I saw someone refer CT 'Charming Potato' on a facebook comment the other day.  It turned out I was friends with a fellow Pajiba reader and never knew.  

    I love that goofy potato.

  • Lauren_Lauren

    I'm just gonna like stuff willy-nilly.  It's like stabbing someone with a flower.

  • hippyherb

    I like it.

  • alwaysanswerb

     I have somehow acquired about 3 different Disqus profiles over time, because I can never seem to remember which email and password and username go with each other. I've been able to recover this one, which is preferable to the other one that just uses my Google information (aka my full name.)

    Now though -- will I use this, or will I just continue to be Amanda6 as I've been before? Excuse me while I continue to debate this wholly unimportant decision with myself.

  • pcloadletter

    If any of the Pajiba overlords are still monitoring comments on this page, I vote for enabling nested replies... it makes it easier to follow conversation threads stemming from comments.

  • stardust

    Testing? Wiggle wiggle wiggle.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I can still cuss, right?

    Alcohol Tax

  • L.O.V.E.

    Also, having difficulty viewing replies or profile using ipad.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Logging in from an ipad is a pain in the ass. I pretty much have to post something in order to log in.

    Also, now you can go back and edit something that has already been posted?

    That can be useful for trolls starting flame wars. Troll posts something. Someone replies. Then troll goes back and claims they never said something? Will wait and see if revisionism and redactions abound.

  • Can't comment from work now because our Flash and IE are not updated. So there's that. 

  • Four Eyes

    Lemme see how this works...

  • Four Eyes

    And fantastic! Someone has my user name already. Yay.

  • meaux_c_m

     (there was.  Drat.)

  • meaux_c_m

    Okay, the logging in with Google resulted in my real-life name appearing, which I do not like.  So, let us see if there's another meaux out there...

  • Nimue

    Booooo...hiss, I  can't comment at work. I'm sure you'll all my miss my witty self.

  • frank247

    And it works!

    Although I appear to have registered on Disqus at some point in the last 41 years, so I am frank247 now.......

  • Frank_247

    Testing my work computer

  • Jim

     Ok, that's better.

  • Jim

    Tap tap - oh cr*p, I forgot to plug in the mic. tap tap 

  • Vangie13

    Still not here. *whistles nonchalantly*

  • Guest

    tap tap tap  Is this thing on?

  • Vangie13

    Professional lurker, unlurking to check this out.  NOBODY look over here.

  • Lauren_Lauren


  • mona_sterling

    It made me add an underscore to my name. I don't appreciate that.

  • Guest

    Is there a way to automatically be logged in every time I want to post something?  I keep having to do it and can't find a box to check.

  • CMooreVerdad

    Sigh, CMoore is taken. No worries, the real CMoore is still here.

  • Pookie

    Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed Rowles.

  • googergieger

    Only "attitude" I have is cussing. Is cussing frowned upon? I mean I could do without it. God knows I cuss enough in my regular life. To be fair I've toned down on the negative. I was trying to lighten up that Mad Men thread where someone was indeed trolling up a storm and had the mob with the pitchforks and torches going. Then again maybe there is something about me that is just trollish. Or maybe this was just a joke? We all know how much fun you like having with the gays and all. Anyways, time for my incredibly late breakfast. (;

  • Semilitterate

    Disqus bites the big one, always has, always will 

  • anikitty

    Ok. I left the dark ages and switched to Firefox (because it would change my life--or so I've heard). Now how do I make the font look the same as before (with Internet Explorer)? 

  • Sonya Miller63

    Ok, just taking this here new fangled contraption for a spin. [somebody already said that, right? No? Just me?]

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I'll give this a whirl. I have next to no online social media presence, so when I pop my "Like" cherry on someone's comment, I'll be sure to let the lucky person know. I'll expect flowers in return, and an anniversary card.

    It would be nice if this had a "dislike" button, because we're all cutthroat and mean here, but oh well. 

  • Serpentlord

    All right, but I'm not changing my old Disqus handle. Though considering I post here about a twentieth as often as I used to, a new identity means little.

  • Pookie

    Yes Rowles I will abide by your wishes and stay out of Michael Murray’s post, you have been so gracious to me for letting me make comments here. Being able to participate here is not a right, it is a privilege, and a privilege that I hold dearly.

  • BWeaves

     OK, who stole Pookie and replaced him with a Stepford Pookiebot? Someone got into Disqus and got Pookie before Pookie did, right?

  • fribbley

    Sweet mama pajama!  Thanks, Pajibans!

  • Zirza


  • BierceAmbrose

    Well, I do not approve.

  • Kidtiger


  • BWeaves

    OK, so how are you guys getting the bold and italics and stuff working?

  • Ian Fay


  • McSquish

    Hmmm?..so far, s'ok.

  • MsMoMo

    Toasting, 2  3 4

  • lowercase_ryan

    this thing makes me feel old, or supremely unmotivated to figure out the intricacies of it. or if there even are intricacies. or if it's cause of chrome that this blows and I have to enter my shit every time i say something stupid on here.

    If this is a backhanded attempt at installing a social filter on here F U 

  • emmelemm

    Also, isn't this going to make it infinitely more difficult for people to post as things like "Jesus" and "pixy stix" and "Miley Cyrus' hair" and such? 

    Because those are my favorite posts.

  • Phaedre

    Aaand I also had to change my name. But with a slight variation it worked!

    I think I like this.

  • Phaedre

    OK, I will also give this a try...

  • MurderBot

    Italic? Bold? Underscore? THERE'S NO PREVIEW! I'll just have to post and hope for the best. Here goes...

  • frank247

    You don't need a preview button if you can edit your post, silly.

  • emmelemm

    OK, I already had a Disqus login, I guess...  Anyway, I'm MM.  Also MLM.  Which I like to spell emm-el-emm.

    Anyway, I don't like "reply" nested comments!  Plus, I fear change.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Oh, and not to get all crazy, or anything, but the first person who "dislikes" one of my comments gets a free stabbing. 

    Carry On.

  • emmelemm

     Hooray, there's no Dislike button!  We're all special here.

  • Lindsey with an 'e'


  • chrisahl

    oh no...

  • L.O.V.E.

    He's doing an imitation of Max from Happy Endings doing an imitation of Madonna "Voguing".

    You're doing it wrong, CP-Zero.

  • OldSchool60

    I hate change

  • PerpetualIntern

    Ooooh, kinda shocked there's not another PerpetualIntern out there. Still confused as to why my dog is showing up in my profile though...

  • Jezzer

    Yay for image sharing, too!

  • Lemon_Poundcake

    *tap tap tap* 
    Is this thing on?

  • Anna von Beav

    OH MY GOD it tells you how many likes received THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING EVER

  • emmelemm

     Oh, you.  Likes is just a popularity contest.  {pppphhtthhhh}

  • Even Stevens

    Alright let's see how this shiz works 

  • melia


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