The fine folks at Discourse have built a nice plugin to make it easy to use them as the comments section of my blog. I had previously turned off all comments because, well, trolls. So now I’m going to try something new and add comments to the bottom of every new post.
I’m hopeful that what will happen is that I’ll get some intelligent discussion. That was not possible before, just using vanilla Wordpress or even Disqus. But this new system should hopefully encourage some healthy back-and-forth.
The only downside is that you’ll see a couple empty threads show up in the forums I gave them the feedback that this is silly. Anyway, it should only show up for posts from this year, and we’ll see where it goes from there.