James_Joyner

James_Joyner

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661 weeks ago @ Outside The Beltway | OTB - Notice: Testing New C... · 3 replies · +1 points

That may well be. It makes it easier to have the one-on-one conversations and follow them but it likely has disadvantages. And we'll see how the ratings system works out. My cursory understanding is that it just assigns a credibility ranking and it may allow people to ignore certain commenters at their own choosing. At any rate, it's supposed to be easy to turn this thing off and export the comments to my old system.

661 weeks ago @ Outside The Beltway | OTB - Notice: Testing New C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Heh. Something that's been on the To Do list for a while but I thought it was going to be harder. This was just a matter of downloading and installing a WordPress-approved plugin.

661 weeks ago @ Outside The Beltway | OTB - Notice: Testing New C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Presumably, a template ("theme") compatibility issue. I just installed the plugin and used default settings, figuring not much purpose in screwing with it during testing phase.

661 weeks ago @ Outside The Beltway | OTB - Notice: Testing New C... · 0 replies · +2 points

True that.

661 weeks ago @ Outside The Beltway | OTB - Notice: Testing New C... · 1 reply · +2 points

That wasn't much of a comment, James.

661 weeks ago @ Outside The Beltway | OTB - Notice: Testing New C... · 2 replies · +2 points

Testing this here thing out.

661 weeks ago @ The League of Ordinary... - Thanks · 2 replies · +2 points

It looks to be a good system. I like both the idea of threaded comments and of authority rankings for commenters. I'm going to give it a whirl myself.