I’m a big fan of TypePad, despite writing a book about WordPress (if anyone wants me to write a book about TypePad, contact me and we’ll work something out!), which is why I have been a happy TypePad user since August 2003 (here’s my first post). I find the TypePad line of products to be very good, and that’s why I just switched Blankbaby’s commenting system over to TypePad Connect (Oh, a beta commenting system. Yeah, I’m badass. I like to live on the edge.).
What does this mean for you? Not too much. You’ll notice a few new things when commenting:
- A picture is displayed next to your comments (which you can set if you have a TypePad Profile).
- Comments are now threaded.
- You can reply to comments now.
- Comments are now paginated (though most of my entries don’t get enough comments for that to kick in).
The benefits to me include:
- The ability to reply to comments via email (sweet!).
- A nicer interface for managing comments (though I have some thoughts on how that could be improved).
- Get to use something new.
Let me know what you think of all this in… the comments (see what I did there?). Oh, and here is my TypePad profile.
14 responses to “Comments now powered by TypePad Connect”
I’ve just shifted mine to Connect too (from Disqus) – will be interesting to see how it develops!
And I am replying to this comment via email!
I’ve gotta say, the email reply thing is one of the slickest parts of the whole system. It’s crack for Blackberry users like me. 🙂
Will you comment on my blog since you motivated this change?
If it sucks I will not like you!
Well, I think I have to comment the blog looks good.
The threaded feature really makes reading comments a pleasure.Before it used to be quite annoying to read all the comments.
Very nice features, I wish to have a feature like this.
Congrats with the successful installation I’m glad that i can experience with its blog configurations!
E-mail replies are very much of comfort. I call them “lazy” replies, but can’t stop using it all the time.
This is great, i love the whole picture against my name 🙂
Do you like typepad connect? I can’t decide between Disqus, IntenseDebate or this. I don’t want spam but I also don’t want to unnecessarily block real users content. What do you think?
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