We're going to be moving over to a new, WordPress-based site shortly. One of the things we're trying to decide is whether to keep Disqus for comments, or to use a native WordPress-based comments system.
As I see it, the issues are this:
- Wordpress is simpler, requiring no login or registration. Disqus does allow guest comments but it can be quite fiddly.
- Disqus allows users to upvote their favourite comments and downvote others.
- All our current comments are kept on Disqus, though I'm not sure if we'll be able to bring these over in any case.
- Some users find Disqus to be extremely annoying to use; whether this is a specific Disqus problem or a more general problem I don't know.
Since ASI writers very seldom comment on the site, preferring to allow readers to discus among themselves (maybe that should change?), I thought the best thing to do would be to open it up to you — do you like Disqus? Hate it? Which would make you happier — the status quo, or a WordPress-powered comment system? Let us know in the comments. Of course, the fact that those comments are currently powered by Disqus may skew the results…