BHB Adds Disqus Commenting System

Good news! We’ve added the Disqus commenting system to Brooklyn Heights Blog. For starters you may now use your Disqus, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! or OpenID accounts to comment here. Facebook and Twitter users can now share their comments from BHB on those platforms. Another bonus is that when you’ve commented using any of those compatible accounts, you can choose to receive an email when someone responds to one of your comments.

Onward and upward!

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  • David on Middagh

    Mr. Crusty, please stop responding with the same incomplete and incorrect information. Your trying to have the last word in multiple subthreads is very annoying. (By the way, I can’t vote you down, or anyone, because I’m signing in the old way, and not with Disqus or one of the other social media sites whose policies I decried above. Gotta go now, but please consider what I’m saying.

  • Mr. Crusty

    I don’t know what the big objection is to creating an account for Disqus? All they ask for is a user name and email. No personal information whatsoever is required. You can get an anonymous email from yahoo or gmail etc if you don’t want to use your personal email address.

    Don’t complain about not being able to edit or down arrow anyone if you don’t want to create an account with Disqus.

    Oh, and I will post anywhere I want David anytime I want thank-you. I’m trying to help those that don’t understand the features of Disqus as apparently you do not.

  • Gerry

    At 11;15am there was a woman walking down Court Street topless her bare breasts out for all to see.
    Other than not wearing a shirt the women seemed perfectly normal. She wandered down toward the Fulton Mall and did not seem to notice the attention that she was getting here on Court Street.
    I was speechless – and for me thats rare!

  • Gerry

    @ Knight – my posts do not dominate the BHB I share this space with my neighbors no matter who they are.
    If YOU do not like my posts do not read them!

  • gatornyc

    I don’t like your posts but I read them to make sure your not spewing distortions and lies. You know of what I speak.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Actually the same thing happened about six months ago with a woman walking topless down Court Street and then onto Montague Street. I kept looking around to see where the hidden cameras were as I figured it had to be some type of candid camera type of show

  • Ryan

    The default sorting is “best”, which sorts comments by their number of upvotes. You can change this to “newest” or “oldest” by clicking the “Discussion” dropdown above the comments and it’ll remember your preference.

  • Arch Stanton

    Sorry Homer, I don’t think this new system is necessary or popular.

  • DIBS

    I think it will be popular. it’s not without bugs. Avatars are nice and you wouldn’t have one, Arch, without it.

  • Gerry

    One BBP is a flood zone and thats not my problem. I am so happy that we did not buy in OBBP what y’all went through from Hurricane Sandy — up here we did not go through anything like that.
    We love to live on dry ground no floods no problems. You live in a flood zone thats your costly problem – and the flood zone is why your condos retail space remains vacant and your units are difficult to sell these are NOT our problems Gatornyc they are your problems.
    We have no problems we have a wonderful life, no floods, etc.

  • Gerry

    @ Knight – Gerry’s opinions are still on this blog and if you dont like them do NOT read them.

  • Gerry

    @ yall – we are NOT connected in anyway to Brownstoner.
    We are BrownstoneCorpLLC and that is not a real estate company.

  • Dean Collins

    good job….but as a site admin of a few different websites…..beware the API changes and downtimes that sometimes pop up.

  • BrooklynBugle

    Everyone will complain about everything. This is a widely used system. Blame the trolls.

  • David on Middagh

    Arch Stanton was using this avatar on the old system. One didn’t have to accept the kaleidoscopic design.

  • David on Middagh

    The trollish comments are still here, possibly because they cannot be down-voted without jumping through extra hoops.

    It was not easy to go back and find your comment, BrooklynBugle, even though I searched on “trolls” within the page. Someone, the Disqus system interferes with my browser’s search function.

    Personally, I dislike trollish comments slightly less than I dislike Disqus.

  • David on Middagh

    Somehow. Sorry, can’t edit.

    Disqus has been accused of tracking users across *all* sites that use Disqus. It is not a piece of open-source, community-minded software. It’s an information-selling business.

  • Joe Dudas

    Yes!! @BrooklynBugle:disqus I live in BK Heights…and work at Disqus here in NYC. So thrilled you’re using our tech! Let me know if you ever need any help on the Disqus front :-)

  • Michael Hazell

    Umm…..CTRL + F on Chrome and Firefox works fine. What browser are you using?

  • Michael Hazell

    He’s not presenting inaccurate information. He can edit comments and vote as he wishes, like I can too. Can you shoot me some info on the old account system here?

  • David on Middagh

    Hi, Michael. I’m using Firefox 18 or Chrome, on WinXP.

    I found a workaround. The *first* instance that is found by the browser seems to be in some hidden html that I assume is there to be crawled by search engines. In FF, I have to go the previous instance to see anything highlighted on the surface. Hidden duplicates become apparent on Ctrl + U.

    Still hate you guys.