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Chan'ad Bahraini

(Scomberomorous maculatus Bahrainius)

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Shifting to Haloscan

Monday, January 03, 2005

So I'm considering making Haloscan the comments engine for my blog. Here are the good things about Haloscan (vs Blogspot comments):

  • You don't have to sign in or register to leave a comment.
  • I can provide a "latest comments" section in my sidebar to help the discussions going.
  • I can provide you with an RSS feed of all the comments.

The bad things about Haloscan comments are:

  • It doesn't look as slick as the blogspot comment engine.
  • The comments page will have some advertising.
  • There's a small chance that spammers will flood the comments section.

So what I will do is set up Haloscan for the next two or three posts, starting with this one. If people have any opinions about which they prefer then they can drop a comment in this post. If it works okay, than I will use Haloscan for all future posts. And if not, I'll revert back to blogspot comments. Note that there will be a "Latest comments" section in the sidebar on the right within an hour of my posting this. So let's see.


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Update (5-Jan-05): I've decided to ditch haloscan and use a nifty hack from BloggerHacks (cheers Abdu). I think it should solve all my problems. Again, let's see how it goes. And don't worry, I have all your Haloscan comments stored... I will add them manually tonight.

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12 Responses to 'Shifting to Haloscan'


Anonymous Anonymous says:

Writing a comment takes a lot of time using Haloscan because there are a lot of details to fill in and I'm too lazy to do that. In my opinion stick with blogspot. 

Posted by El Savior    

Anonymous Anonymous says:

Blogspot is no good. Stick with Haloscan, or ditch Blogger altogether and use WordPress. 

Posted by praktike    

Anonymous Anonymous says:

I like haloscan, too. How did you get our fish in the header of the haloscan box? 

Posted by sume    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:49:00 pm

oops, YOUR fish 

Posted by sume    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:50:00 pm

I prefer haloscan- easy pop up window instead of going through several reloads to post a dang comment ;) 

Posted by Leila    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:51:00 pm

ditch the whole lot and go with Xaraya! 

Posted by Mahmood    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:52:00 pm

Haloscan is LOADING very slow here. Cable internet as well. Just an FYI... 

Posted by Shawarmaboy    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:53:00 pm

i like haloscan cause it will often save the info and don't like having to sign in to blogger but i don't like that it takes a while to load...but overall i prefer haloscan...

 

Posted by sister soljah    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:54:00 pm

I like the fact that you can follow the recent posts on the column on the left, but the layout of Haloscan isn't very pleasing. I'm not sure also whether it encourages longer comments.

What about Xaraya? It looks really smart, although also complicated.

My 100 fils. 

Posted by Scorpio    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:56:00 pm

Haloscan is great, it's worth it. 

Posted by El Savior    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:56:00 pm

I feel less than swift in the company of those with such blog knowledge. Happy new year to all from the frozen north. 

Posted by dby    

Anonymous Anonymous says:
1/05/2005 10:57:00 pm

Haloscan works better for me. I am using an old browser and I am unable to post comments with the other method.

The "details" are saved in a cookie so you only have to type them once. 

Posted by Don Cox    

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