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So Long, Intense Debate | Kestrel's Aerie

So Long, Intense Debate | Kestrel's Aerie

So Long, Intense Debate

Without going into a lot of detail (most of which is documented in the comments to the preceding article) I’ve uninstalled Intense Debate after a 24-hour trial. The issues ID presented were more than I wanted to deal with and try to correct (and, I think, some could not be "fixed"). Don’t misunderstand: For many sites, I’m sure ID is ideal; but for my site, and more importantly, my readers, and how I want to enable their ability to interact here, Intense Debate demanded more compromises than I am willing to make.

Intense Debate required more compromises than I want to make.

Special thanks to TJ for taking the time and the interest to detail the issues that cropped up (and which were not apparent to me, as the site admin), so I could make an informed decision on whether to keep or remove ID.

2 Responses to So Long, Intense Debate
  1. TJ
    November 12, 2009 | 15:02

    I feel like such a party pooper.

    • Kestrel
      November 12, 2009 | 15:30

      Don’t, please. ID was one of those things that “seemed like a good idea at the time.” And it is STILL a good idea, but not for me (or you *grin*).

      > I don’t like double opt-in anything. Subscribing to comments should be as pain-free as possible.
      > I like giving my commenters the ability to edit their comments to fix typos, etc. Five minutes is plenty of time to read your posted comment, see a boo-boo, and fix it. It’s not enough time for someone to come back later and change the context or meaning of the comment to be more or less than what it originally was. (There’s a “Reply” button for someone to clarify their intent.)
      > I don’t like buggy plugins, and for me (and you), ID was buggy, with the way it messed with previous replies.

      Out of curiosity, why didn’t you use ComLuv with this comment?