Just added comments

January 23, 2009 at 9:38 pm

As you can see I now have a comments system going. I'm trying out IntenseDebate. I've been anti-cloud computing lately but implementing it on a custom install was really simple, just a couple javascript calls. This does mean you will need javascript enabled to use it.

There are still a couple issues with it. I can't get the open id login to work. Also if I use a username and password to login, it forgets that info as soon as I refresh the page. Also if you don't register and enter your information manually, it doesn't save that info either. I have a dialog going with support and I'm sure it will be something simple.

So try it out and let me know if it works or not. You can use the contact form to get a hold of me if comments aren't working. Now next thing is making me an interface to add blog posts so I don't have to do this manually...

After playing with it some more I found the issue. In firefox I block third party cookies as they are generally tracking cookies or not good in someway. Well comments are going through IntenseDebate, which happens to be a third party, so the login information is being blocked. I added intensedebate.com to the list of exclusions and said to allow cookies from that site and things are working great. I noticed if you comment while unauthenticated it won't remember your information. This may be intentional. I've made a feature request to add a checkmark to remember that info so you don't have to register if you don't want. I've updated the comments page to mention the third party cookie thing.

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