The backbone of a community is the engagement, and as the DJWORX community, we are bloody good at it.
Because I treat the comments section as my house, I think of us sitting around my kitchen table, eating the food I’ve cooked for you, and having a good old chinwag about DJ stuff. It’s civil, lively, and at times heated.
Above all, it’s constructive and respectful. But if you abuse my hospitality, I’ll happily show you the door.
And the usual method for most is Disqus. It’s hard to find a comments section that doesn’t use it.
But I don’t plan to. I’ve used it for years, but it’s costly, bloated, slow, and offers restricted security and moderation — unless I pay even more that is.
From a designer’s perspective, I cannot abide how it inflicts itself beneath my carefully designed webpages with little option to customise.
So continuing with my minimal less is more approach, I’m not installing Disqus in The Worxlab.
This is something I want to underline again. The Worxlab will be deliberately small, frequented by people like us who are passionate about DJ gear. I don’t want it to be like my former peers — I want, nay need for it to stand alone and away.
So for now, I’ll stick with WordPress comments. You can post as a guest, or register via icons in the sidebar or burger menu to join The Worxlab community and share our purpose.
I’m looking at other options, but I do not want to gamify the commenting experience will all manner of gimmicky chaff. The comments are the focus, not the bloated bling around it.
For now, you can style your text with the usual HTML codes such as <b>text</b> etc.
Will a lack of the ubiquitous Disqus stop you commenting? Or will you welcome the change and prioritise the mission over the method?