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Why I'm Reinventing Disqus

Jul 22, 2010, 03:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacob Barkdull)

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"Why am I reinventing Disqus? That is the question I've been getting asked since I "announced" on Identi.ca that I'd be replacing Disqus with a free (AGPL) comment system that I was to write. Well, I am not the inventor of Disqus, so technically I can't reinvent something I didn't forehand invent. And because I'm not about to run a service for millions of people, my comment system won't have accounts (though it will have the possibility of setting a password so that only certain persons can post with their certain names.)

"I've also been getting the pragmatic question of "Why replace it, if it works? Source Code isn't worth having to reinvent Disqus." Well I guess I should point out a few things I don't like about Disqus, both technically and ethically. So let's start with the obvious."

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