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[Official] Disqus Commenting Released

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 7:19pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,358 posts

Administrator

Greetings all!

We're going to be moving all our game comments, profile comments, MMO comments and editorial comments over to Disqus as early as this Friday. Because of this, I wanted to give you a FAQ to help solve any mysteries on the process...

What about Merits?

Merits will not live on our website in the same way, they can't be tied directly into the Disqus system which means they will no longer be comment-based. A simple Merit system will be created on our launch Friday that will grow more robust with time - allowing moderators/admins to merit people directly. Later e-mail notifications will be added to this as well.

You can also "Feature" a comment in Disqus, so that could also be awarded with your merit.

What about non-AG armatars?

A big concession we had to make with the Disqus system is that a Disqus account trumps our normal user accounts. This means users can name themselves whatever they like, and associate any armatar they like to their profile.

There will be alterations in our rules that discuss impersonation of other users, especially Moderators/Admins that will result in permanent bans. Also utilizing any exclusive armatars will result in a warning and possible further punishment.

Guest Accounts?

Guest accounts will be killed on site, and your real account warned. Guest accounts are not allowed on our Disqus comments.

Colored text for Knights/Admins/Moderators?

Not available right now in Disqus. You'll notice our accounts have "Moderator" next to our names. This text may change, but it means that person has moderator powers over Disqus comments.

What about total comment count?

This should be worked on before launch as well, nobody should lose their comment counts, just add on to their total.

What about old comments?

Still unknown the degree we'll be transferring over old comments. I'd love to hear your opinions though. This obviously is very tedious work, but I think me and @boppins agree that certain games (or comments) should make it over.

If you have any more questions let me know below.

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 7:32pm

minecraftsniper

minecraftsniper

285 posts

I want to ask so we will now get comments from disqus or any other ways to get them?

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 7:36pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,358 posts

Administrator

Everything will be done through Disqus except the forums.

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 7:38pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

4,116 posts

I've used Disqus before and I dislike the idea. The page of floating, randomly-assorted bubbles that shift every time you move your mouse over something (including smaller bubbles of random comments) is an awfully far stretch from the classic, layered setup of the current site, where everything is exactly where it has always been.

Have people been requesting this change?

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 8:00pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

8,110 posts

Guest accounts will be killed on site

Can you give me some pics of this happening? :P

The page of floating, randomly-assorted bubbles that shift every time you move your mouse over something

I'm not seeing any bubbles. Or maybe its because I'm not using a computer.

Have people been requesting this change?

Probably not, but there's not really much of a difference between the disqus comments I've seen on a few flash games and our old current comments. Plus I'm ready for a change.

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 8:30pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

4,116 posts

I'm not seeing any bubbles. Or maybe its because I'm not using a computer.

I think I misread it. I was talking about the website.

 

Posted Mar 12, '14 at 8:35pm

gh0sts

gh0sts

862 posts

This should be worked on before launch as well, nobody should lose their comment counts, just add on to their total.

So basically, Disqus comments will just count as regular comments but using a more advanced system?

 

Posted Mar 13, '14 at 11:52am

Ferret

Ferret

5,358 posts

Administrator

@gh0sts Yes, correct. You can try it out here.

 

Posted Mar 13, '14 at 7:11pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,358 posts

Administrator

I'm talking to the team, we're going to keep a link to your classic profile comments in case you guys have history in there you may need. This is all going to be going live tomorrow though, so prepare!

 

Posted Mar 13, '14 at 7:17pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

3,549 posts

Okay so just to make 100% sure.

1. Comments do count for our totals correct?
2. Old posts won't be affected.

Also I like disqus much better as it has thumbs up/down and a reply system, getting rid of useless double posting and unseen replies.

 
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