New Comment System for E-Cat World

Just a housekeeping note here — E-Cat World has migrated to the Disqus commenting system, rather than the native WordPress system we have been using here. Disqus is used on many blogs and websites these days, and I am hoping will help increase the visibility of E-Cat World.

All of the current commenting features will be preserved, and new ones added (e.g. ability to share posts on other platforms). ECW visitors will still be able to post without registering. There will be advantages behind the scenes in that moderation will be simpler and I will have to deal with less spam. Comments will also be backed up in two places, which will help if things go wrong.

I migrated over to the new system last night, and and Disqus is now live. A few comments made overnight may have disappeared after I exported the old comments to the new system. There may be a way to get them back — I am looking into that.

I hope the switch is smooth and painless for everyone, and that you are satisfied with the new system. There are some settings that I can adjust, so if you have suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks for all the great participation here which increases the value of the site enormously — I hope it continues!


  • captain

    Captain already gave his …anchors aweigh, cause he was feeling better with the (first) old system, that is the simpler the better.

    But this only fm my point of view, that is not the one of Frank, who faces other issues.

    So my ETA is before summer’s end, when I’ll hopefully see Rossi’s 1MW hot plant producing electric energy in a SSM.

    Shortly, I agree with comments of PR and GW.

  • GreenWin

    This appears unpopular Frank. Maybe people have elected not to register because they don’t want the trouble. Personally I am unhappy to have to login two times to participate in one site. But that’s just me.

  • I’ve switched my own blogs to disqus a while ago. Much less spam to deal with!

  • Duecat

    I think it works better and is fast for me. Thanks for all the hard work.

  • Per1976

    Much better!

  • Peter Roe

    Frank – I think my previous comment may have come across rather more sourly than I intended! If so, apologies, I too appreciate all your hard work. Just trying to be honest.

    I intended this comment to be subsidiary to my previous comment, but hitting ‘Reply’ lost all comments and I had to F5 to get them back. That happened 3 times so I think there may be a problemette with configuration. It’s still v. slow reloading compared to the previous set-up.

    • ecatworld

      No problem, Peter — thanks for letting me know. I am going to monitor the system and see if there are adjustments I can make.

  • Peter Roe

    Sorry Frank – I preferred the previous layout! This one is slower loading and it’s harder to read the comments. I think you’ve lost all the comments of the previous ‘mega blog’ thread too.

    • GreenWin

      I agree. The loss of edit function is troubling. But always, great kudos to Frank for doing a fantastic job of administering!

  • Gerrit

    I like it already

    • ecatworld

      Glad to hear it, Gerrit. Getting used to it myself — so far, moderation is easier for me. I guess I have a new handle here — ecatworld.

  • Neil Taylor

    Thanks Frank for you tireless dedication to this wonderful blog – your work is much appreciated…