20 Dec 2010 - 10:52am
5 years ago
1 reply
annie lam

Comments - Best Ways To Encourage Them?

Hey There,

I wanted to get everyone's experience and ideas on the best way to encourage comments. We've recently moved to Disqus but have seen the number of comments from our users decrease.

If you have examples of sites that facilitate and encourage comments well, they would be greatly appreciated - whether it's a media site or not. Just looking to get inspired.

Or if you have or are using Disqus (and have some feedback on things that worked or better products), please let me know too.

Thank you in advance,


8 Jul 2010 - 9:30am
6 years ago
3 replies
Jakub Andrzejewski

Commenting an article - below article or below article+other comments ?


I'd like to hear your opinion on where to place a form to comment an article:

1. Directly under the corresponding article (and above existing comments)

2. All the way down under both the article and the existing comments

I have a feeling it depends...

If you happen to have any examples, supporting research for either option please share :)




21 Aug 2007 - 6:22pm
9 years ago
4 replies
beril guvendik

Comment order patterns

I am currently looking at 2 web-based bug tracking applications. On their
bug view pages, both of them have a block of meta-data information (summary,
severity, assignee etc.) at the top portion. Below this portion, they both
list the comments/updates which were entered by various users.

Here's the catch: one of them lists the comments in chronological order, the
other one in reverse chronological order. I personally think chronological
listing makes the most sense as:
1. I know exactly where to scroll my browser window to find the latest
comment (the very end).

1 Jul 2007 - 10:18am
9 years ago
2 replies

Anonymous comments

I'd like to ask the list about anonymous comments. I'm sure the
collective wisdom of the list has plumbed the question, figured out the
fors and againsts of registration for commenting and has opinions. This
for me is coming out of a real-world situation with Found|Read, a site
that uses PublicSquare which requires everyone to register or log in to
leave a comment.

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