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Last week, we had major site problems at Rational Review News Digest. I'm not absolutely certain, but it may have been a coordinated attack. Among the issues (far from the only one) were huge numbers of spam comments. That's why I briefly shut down commenting completely -- I just couldn't keep up with the spam.
After quite a bit of thought, I decided to ditch IntenseDebate in favor of Disqus for commenting on and discussing RRND posts. I've used both systems (and continue to use IntenseDebate on some other sites), but I think Disqus is a better fit for RRND. It features multiple login options (Disqus, Facebook, Google, etc.) and "guest" commenting without login, and seems to do a much better job of fighting off spam commenting.
If you have a moment, comment on this story so that we can test the new system out! Note: There are no comment hooks on RRND's front page -- you'll have to actually click on the post title to load it as its own page before commenting).
Yours in liberty,
Rational Review News Digest