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Re: Accessibility of third party comment systems such as Disqus?


From: Peter Krantz
Date: Jul 2, 2010 9:24AM

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 16:10, John E. Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> And, I've read some stuff on some blogs where folks are suggesting that some
> of these "free feedback forms" are full of malware and/or create endless
> pop-ups with links to "questionable websites. "

I am fairly sure that isn't the case with Disqus or Echo. They seem to
be very reputable. Some things they have in common are:

1. They require javascript to work. Website owners place a script in
the webpage to make it commentable.
2. They allow users to use existing credentials from other apps such
as Gmail and Facebook. This removes the need for CAPTCHA protection
(which is good).
3. They allow for threaded comments with at least visual display of
the comment hierarchy. This may make discussions easier to understand.