Today Disqus pushed their 2012 interface to Shakesville, and are claiming that they plan to push to everyone soon. (They claim to have sent all site owners emails, but I've not received one.) Disqus 2012 is basically godawful. The issues we're seeing on Shakesville include (but are not limited to):
1. No way to flatten comments; all comments are nested/threaded now.
This is bad for people who have certain information processing disorders.
2. No way to turn off the new "downvote" option.
This is bad for people who have certain anxiety triggers.
3. No way to comment and/or moderate from mobile devices.
This is bad for people who can't reliably access the site from work.
If you've been following this blog for even a cursory period of time, you'll note that all those categories apply to me, the blog mistress. Which means that 2013 is potentially going to be a super-fun year for me! Except only not.
If you are on Twitter at all, and if you have the time and spoons to help, please retweet Melissa's tweets to DisqusHelp. If we're going to have a chance at addressing these issues, the burden is apparently on us to convince Disqus that the user base needs these features, and I think we have a better chance piggy-backing on the Shakesville change-over tonight than to do this all over again in a month (or whenever) with Ramblings.
Thank you in advance.