Gematsu adding Disqus integration [Update 3] - Gematsu
Gematsu adding Disqus integration [Update 3]
posted on 07.04.12 at 11:00 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Accounts still in use. Moderators enacted.

Update 3 (July 4 / 11:00 a.m.): We’re still working out some kinks, guys. A lot of the older comments have reappeared, but there appears to have been an error in the sync as comments on recent posts are still zero. I’m on a sort of vacation this week and am working as much as I can, given the circumstances, to get everything in not-terrible order. Once again, sorry for the inconvenience.

Update 2: A few words. First off, sorry this has been such a bumpy transition. That’s not what I planned, and as it turns, migrating to a new comment system is a big deal. Two, it looks like Disqus won’t allow us to use Gematsu accounts exclusively, so while we encourage those of you with Gematsu accounts to log in and continue using the accounts you’ve been using, those with Disqus, Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus accounts can also comment. Three, the 46,000 older comments are still importing. According to Disqus, the process shouldn’t take over 24 hours, so if anything, they should all be back by some point tomorrow.

Once again, sorry for the bumpy ride. I hope everyone’s enjoying the commenting system so far.

Update: If you would all be so polite as not to comment as we integrate our accounts into the Disqus system, that’d be great. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Original (July 2 / 2:08 p.m.): Within the next few hours, our comments system will be replaced with Disqus.

What is Disqus, you ask? Only a far better option for user discussion. Why? Because it offers the features a community needs: 1) you can follow others’ comments, 2) you can up- and down-vote comments, 3) you can flag inappropriate comments, and 4) comments are updated in real-time. (That means you can talk to others in posts with live stream embeds without having to refresh the page. How exciting!)

Best of all, not a single user on this site will have to register for another account. You will continue to use your Gematsu account with our new comment system. And if you so choose, you can integrate it with your Disqus account.

In order to get Disqus working on the site, I’ll first need to import our some 46,000 comments into its system. You may see your current comments disappear in the process, but relax and fear not that all will return once integration is complete.

In more comment-related news, Zero and FaithlessMr, whom I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of around the site, will be enacted as moderators. That said, watch yourself for comments others may consider offensive. Don’t call each other names, or any of that. I’ve seen an increase in rudeness throughout the comments lately and am not happy with how some of our members have been acting. Keep everything civil and thoughtful.

Without further ado, Zero and Faithless have shared their own messages:

ZERO

“Thanks to Sal for considering me for this position. I look forward to working with FaithlessMr to help make browsing the comments on Gematsu a more pleasant experience. I will do my best to watch over the comments and moderate only when necessary. Let’s all work together to make the Gematsu community even better!”

FAITHLESSMR

“It is with great pleasure that I accept the position as a moderator here in Gematsu. I have been closely following this website and its community for a while now, actively posting and interacting with what I believe to be one of the most interesting and friendly communities on the internet, and as such, it is a joyful occasion for me to be able to give something back to the website, and to all of you. I shall strive for perfection, helping with whatever I can to make this community even better than it already is. Thanks everyone!”

And now, I ask that you wait for our new commenting system.

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  • DarthBrian

    Not a fan of the downvoting thing. People like to abuse that IMO.

    Positive reinforcement is better than negative reinforcement. That’s my ninja way. :p

    • Dc1

      Or your self imposed rule! ;)

    • Zero

      You bring up a good point that should be discussed. Sal removed the thumbs down feature once before, it might be something to consider doing again. (If possible.)

      • FaithlessMr

        Yeah, the downvote system is easily abused unfortunately. Everything else seems that much more interesting thought, lots of new shiny features!

        • xMCXx

          Yeah, upvoting is good, but downvoting will be abused as hell.
          Screw that feature.

          • xMCXx

            lol Case in point.

    • Malcom Reynolds

      LoL. It appears you are right as you have 4 down votes already for one of the most harmless well meaning comments I have ever read.
      Pity. Trolls will always troll it seems.

      • Sal Romano

        I don’t think down-votes have to necessarily be evil and angry. It could simply be someone who does not agree with you.

      • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

        It was pirates,because hes a ninja!

    • PrinceHeir

      agree :P

  • Revorse

    Alright, I don’t mind this. Cause sometimes it’s hard to post from cell with the old system.

  • Isaiah Smith

    Yes finally

  • Anime101210

    Any way you guys could switch to the old Disqus, like the one Siliconera uses? IMO its far more convenient as you can actually see who likes your comments and there’s no downvote spamming.

    Of course the cons are no auto-loading comments, but that is a feature I’d gladly give up for a more community oriented comment system.

    Edit: Oh and you couldn’t have picked two better commenters to be moderators for this site. They are two of the most reasonable, well spoken, and sensible commentators on this site :)

    • Zero

      Thanks for the kind comment. :)

    • FaithlessMr

      Thank you for the kind words :)

    • PrinceHeir

      who the hell downvoted this???

      • Zero

        Not sure, some people just like to down vote or something. I’ll be up voting often, hopefully things will balance out. Obviously, if i don’t agree with a comment I can down vote it, but to down vote something positive for no apparent reason is silly.

        I encourage everyone to comment when you down vote. Explain to everyone why you disagree!

        • TheDarkCloud

          I agree.

  • LovesJapanManga

    Finally about time. I had been trying to get my comments posted up for over a year now and nothing worked, even that goes for registration/log in. That frustrated me quite a lot. But now, having heard this news regarding Disqus being implemented in this comment system makes things much more easier for me to post my comments in. Thank you Gematsu for finding another alternative method to let people choose or to make this work fur us.

  • hush404

    I’m cool with that, Disqus is something I use quite a bit across the net and enjoy it’s ease of use.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Its about time.

  • zerolegacy0

    Whoops commented too fast. Seems to be working now.

  • Sal Romano

    Hey, all. If you’re commenting, please make sure you’re logged in to your Gematsu account. Do not use another service, such as Disqus, Twitter, or Facebook, as those options will soon disappear. Still working on getting our old comments imported in to the system, so stay tuned. All of your old comments will still be tied with your Gematsu account.

    For those of you that have Disqus accounts, you’ll be able to tie your Gematsu account to it.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Will they be here by tomorrow?

      • Sal Romano

        Within 24 hours, yeah.

    • Revorse

      And how would one go about combing the two accounts? Or will that be covered later?

    • MaIcolm ReynoIds

      Sal in reply to update 3: enjoy your vacation dude. Spend time with your lady/family and dont think twice about the site.

      Gematsu will be here whence you return and so will the community.

      Take care of you and yours and have a great holiday.

      See ya next week!

      • Thanks, Malcolm. I appreciate the kind comment. Though, unfortunately, while I am enjoying time with my family, my OCD is preventing me from leaving the site alone, haha! Enjoy your holiday, as well. Hopefully, like me, you have a place near you where you can grab some major explosives (fireworks, I mean). That’s why it’s nice to not be in New York for the fourth!

  • Zero

    It’s the dawn of a new day!

  • FaithlessMr

    Huzzah! I’d like to add something to what I said above…It will also be a great pleasure to work with Zero and everyone else on the community, obviously :D

    • Zero

      Excited to be working with you as a moderator.

      • FaithlessMr

        Likewise!

  • FearMonkey

    Hmmmm…guess I didn’t notice I was logged into my other Disqus account. Sorry about that. :(

  • Adam Meadows

    Awesome!

  • Adam Meadows

    Awesome

  • PrinceHeir

    may i ask how you can combine disqus and your gematsu??

    you might not remember, but i used to post in this site a year ago(went hiatus)

    don’t know what went in my mind and why i went hiatus(probably busy) but i still keep the site in my tabs whenever i open my browser.

    i feel ashamed now since i wasn’t able to spend more time in the community(and it has grown significantly)

    and congrats to FathlessMr and Zero for the new position.

    iv’e seen them in the longest in this site along with that Adam Meadows, Anime101210, the Megaman Legends avatar person(where is he now??) and im probably missing alot more.

    hope to see more good things in this site and keep up the good work ^^

    • Sal Romano

      It’s a VIP feature for Disqus known as SSO. As you can probably tell (what with the whole Disqus / Twitter / Facebook login options still available), I’m still getting used to how it works and should have everything back at Gematsu-exclusive later on today (hopefully).

      • PrinceHeir

        thanks for the explanation ^^

        it was actually weird to see my comment being downvoted and upvoted at the same time in real time.

        i even saw a -9 for me XD

    • Zero

      Thanks for the kind words. And I hope you continue to post comments on gematsu! Like I said above, we all have to work together to make the community even better. :)

    • rockman29

      I’m the guy with the MML avatar?

      I can live with that.

      • PrinceHeir

        oh man!!!!!!!

        i forgot your name sorry :(

        but your cool as hell ^^

    • FaithlessMr

      It’s nice to see you back, I hope you stay with us for a while now ;) Also, I know you from some other websites and communities I am a part of ;) and thanks!

  • yencid

    Ok this is pretty cool. Makes it much smoother.

  • Finalshoryuken

    Looks good to me. Only thing that I got to get used to is that I now have to type my message at the top instead of the bottom! :P Not really a big poster. Never really posted on any websites except here. Now I’m going to say this without being cheesy, (impossible) but, your website made me want to post comments!

    • Finalshoryuken

      Also, congrats Zero and FaithlessMr. I know y’all going to do fine.

      • Zero

        Thanks! ^^

      • FaithlessMr

        Thank you! :D

    • Sal Romano

      Thanks, FS. These kinds of comments (corny as they may be) are always nice to hear!

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Looks Awesome! Wise choice choosing FaithlessMr and Zero

    • Zero

      Thank you!

    • FaithlessMr

      Thanks a ton :)

  • TheDarkCloud

    i like it! good for Gematsu

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    This is a new day.

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    Hmm,very interestin

    • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

      Is there a way to post images?

      • Sal Romano

        Just paste the link, I think:

        http://www.abload.de/img/loginx4a2s.png

        • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

          Sweet,and is there a way to have all the replies hidden?So you only expand the ones you want too see?

  • Kurai Warrior

    Awesome!

  • Kurai Warrior

    Now If we could just edit our Avatars without it changing it on every site with our e-mail that would be great.

  • whiteferrero

    downvotes are back huh. well let’s see what happens. congratz to the new mods. oh and you can rate the article with stars?

    • Zero

      Thanks.

    • FaithlessMr

      Much appreciated :D

  • Post update.

  • Zero

    Looks like some of the old comments are trying to come back.

    In other news, according to the games official blog, the first trailer for Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will debut tomorrow. http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/naruto_storm3/blog/

  • mojava

    Nice update for a great site. Good job! :)

  • Keegs79

    Its nice. It sucks though that I can’t post at work since the browser needs to be updated but oh well. This is a good thing. I like it.

  • DarthBrian

    Is there a way to do spoiler marks with Disqus? I can’t seem to figure out how if there is.

    EDIT: Also, I merged my accounts and now it won’t let me select between my accounts so I can only post as the first account I created. Kind of wish I hadn’t done that now. Because now my Gematsu username doesn’t match my Disqus username. :(

    • Zero

      Good question. Not sure if we have spoiler tags enabled currently.

  • LordKaiser

    As long as down voted comments don’t get hidden all it’s well.

    • Zero

      Apologies! I clicked delete on the wrong one! (I can’t seem to bring it back.) Sorry about that!

      If you click the little tab under Discussion. You can select the way the comments appear – Best, Newest, or Oldest. (Better than nothing.) I think Sal is still working with Disqus to iron out some of the kinks.

      • LordKaiser

        Don’t worry about it. We are getting used to this new forum. So the arrow on right it’s to report threads….

        • Zero

          Yep. Feel free to anytime you see spam or something that needs to be reported. The new commenting system is still a work in progress.

  • LordKaiser

    As long as downvoted comments don’t get hidden it’s ok. BTW it would be better if last posts show on bottom.

  • Devoted

    I know I’m late to the party but I’d just like to congratulate you, Sal, for Gematsu’s growth (both in size and quality)! I’ve been around since the scrawlfx days (not that long ago, I know.. but the link on my mobile still read “ScrawlFX” until a few months ago :p) and it’s been a pleasure to lurk and, every now and then, post here ;)

    Also, congrats to Zero and FaithlessMr for becoming the first mods, I wish you all the best ;) … and gargantuan amounts of patience :p

    (@gematsu-df83971673de5c8e71ca1e2645718dad:disqus: guess whipping you into coming here more often paid out, eh? :p)

    cheers

    • Zero

      Thanks! ^^

    • FaithlessMr

      Ahah, seems that way, thank you ;)

  • EspadaKiller

    Very nice Sal, Disqus is the way to go!

  • LordKaiser

    There’s a huge delay on my comments to show up

    • Zero

      Yeah, sometimes it takes a few minutes for my comments to show up. I have no idea why.

      • LordKaiser

        Could it be that the server traffic it’s too high? there may be a bottleneck somewhere.

        • Zero

          Could be. The move to Disqus has not been smooth as silk. Like Sal said above, still working out some kinks.

          Hopefully it improves as we start to iron out those kinks.

  • Just wanted to update.

    Edit: Never mind, Sal showed me a way to get my original name back. :)

    • I think (I’m not exactly sure) you can change your display name by going here:
      http://disqus.com/salromano/#dsq-profile-edit and going to Admin -> Edit Profile, and changing your “Full Name” from zerorpg to Zero.

      • Hmm, seems to be working. I didn’t put anything in the “Full Name” spot, since that usually doesn’t do anything but list it in your profile. I had already tried to pick my old username under the account tab, with no success. I suppose adding your Gematsu nick to the “Full Name” spot, tells Disqus to display that name first, when possible?

        Thanks for the tip!

  • In light of Zero’s comment, I’m going to be posting a formal update on our whole Disqus status within the coming days. Stay tuned for that!

    • I’m I guessing everyone can probably change/force the name they want, if they know how to do it. That is, if they are having any problems to begin with.

  • You right but should not moderation…