Disqus Upgrade for TCR

First off, I got a new MacBook Air this weekend. I'm hoping this helps with keeping the blog up-to-date better as my old laptop was on its last legs and seriously annoying me so much that I didn't even want to surf the net much.

As for the site, Disqus has been a bit of a disappointment. Not quite what I thought was advertised. While there are features I like, my biggest disappointments so far are:

  • lack of new comment notifications when re-visiting site
  • lack of real-time updating
  • odd thread structure when putting in new comments

I think the "Latest Comments" sidebar helps with the lack of new comment notifications. I just go there and see what I missed, but it doesn't seem to update too quickly and I feel like I'm missing comments. Granted, things are slow right now and interest is at pathetically low levels this time of year, but when the news starts coming again in the offseason, I think it will get even more annoying.


So, I'm going to try upgrading to what they call Disqus 2012. We'll see if it's any better. This requires nothing on any of your parts, but by tomorrow morning, the comments will look a little different. We'll see how we like that after a few weeks. If I/we are still unhappy with the comments, I'll see about getting the native Drupal comment system working again.

As for the Cubs, they need to go 6-11 down the stretch to avoid 100 losses. A rather meaningless milestone, but the Cubs players seem to care about it. They're up a run in the 6th at the moment after a Rizzo grand slam against the suddenly flailing Pirates.

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  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 12 min 38 sec ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 9 hours 42 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 9 hours 50 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 10 hours 6 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 10 hours 8 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 10 hours 54 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 11 hours 33 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 12 hours 36 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 12 hours 40 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 12 hours 54 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 13 hours 11 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 13 hours 12 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 13 hours 12 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 13 hours 13 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 13 hours 30 min ago view
  • tarp on the field 40 minutes before gametime...meh.

    crunch 13 hours 33 min ago view