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Commenting Systems – Not Just for Bloggers

There are many 3rd party commenting systems. By 3rd party, I mean these that are not developed specially for blogs or WordPress. With all due respect to bloggers, not everything boils down to WordPress in terms of blogging. Sure, WordPress is amazing platform, but commenting is not strictly just for blogs. As I mentioned above, not everything starts and ends with WordPress, but many business websites might look into opportunity to add a bit of interaction on the main business and even item/product pages. This is not a review article, nor comparison between different systems. Well Known External Blog Commenting Systems Probably these are some of the most popular 3rd party extensions/plug-ins or parts of code that can provide your website with extra functionality. I am not going into details of features and capabilities of these, but just list the downside. Technically you don't have much control over the comments. Other downside is that I personally don't know any way to migrate comments to another system, if you are using these, but you are on the save side in terms of SPAM, do-follow links and number of footprints left behind. Holly Trinity Commenting Systems Many bloggers, actually have decided to replace...
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Does Your Blog Have a Written Commenting Policy? It Should

When you have a blog, a written commenting policy is often the best thing you can do for everyone who gets involved with reading and responding to your posts. On top of everyone else's benefit, you can derive a great deal of usefulness from such a policy. By moderating the comments you receive as well as the ones you end up keeping, you can avoid having problems develop to start with. Comments Can Get Nasty Sometimes the Internet allows people who would normally be polite to one another to be downright rude. When a conversational topic you bring up in your blog turns into little more than a venue for people to personally insult one another, you start running into some nasty problems. The biggest problem starts to be that people tend to avoid commenting in areas that are heavily troll-infested or that have a lot of mean and aggressive people in them. Perhaps the biggest problem you can run into with your blog comments is that people just won't comment at all. Silence can be a real problem, because their comments may be extremely useful to you and your blog's success. Commenters Generally Respect You Most people are only commenting...
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