Sunday, 27 December 2009

Back to Blogger commenting

Haloscan are stopping their free commenting system. I switched previously from blogger to haloscan to allow more control over commenting. I wished to allow easy commenting without anti-spam codes, but therefore need to be able to delete comments. But back to blogger commenting for now. Will see how easy it is to work with their system. Blogger allows commenters to delete their own comments. As administrator I can delete any comment.

I wanted to import my haloscan comments but this is proving quite difficult. For now the comments are on a wordpress blog which mirrors this blog for the last 3 years. I may write about the process at some stage. I suggest that others using haloscan at least export their comments so they have a copy on their own hard drive, perhaps future software will be able to make use of it. Exporting now is important as the information may not be obtainable in the future.

4 comments:

  1. I have never regretted owning my website, just for that control.

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  2. How did you import the comments to your Wordpress blog? I just switched back to Wordpress' native commenting, and I'd like to import my Haloscan comments.

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  3. Not sure if this still works but if you change over to JS Kit comments you can bring all your comments from Haloscan and then they have the power to send them all back to Blogger (if you yell at them loud enough LOL).

    If I were you I'd move to Wordpress and dump Blogger. Best thing we ever did - you won't believe your traffic surge and rise in google searches.

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  4. I wasn't using haloscan, but all of my comments imported when I moved the blog from blogger to wordpress. It was pretty slick.

    I also have a blog hosted on Yahoo! small business. It makes it almost stupidly easy.

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