IntenseDebate is deactivated

I have deactivated IntenseDebate. Its maintainers tell me there is no way to disable pagination of comments, a feature several of my regulars justifiably complained about and I loathed.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


  1. I didn’t want to complain the first time around (I don’t go into other people’s houses and complain about the wallpaper), but I read your blog for the comments as much as anything else, and I was never big on any of the features ID added. I found both made it harder to sit down and read all the comments, so I’m a tiny bit relieved that you disabled it.

    Also, first post.

  2. This whole fracas highlighted a fundamental truth of development:
    Never deploy just before a holiday or weekend. Especially if you’ll be unavailable.

  3. I do miss the threading; it may have encouraged threadjacking, but it made followup discussion much more readable.

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