I have written about my quest to find the perfect commenting system for wordpress before, and even though I am very satisfied with what I’ve already got, I would like to see a few new features. I am using the default commenting system with CommentLuv Premium (aff. link), and it works great, but I want to be able to tag people.
There are two reasons why I want to be able to tag people inside the comments. First, I want to be able to reply to one comment and tag a person who have already commented in the comments, but not on the comment I am replying to. This way, every comment on a post can be part of the same discussion. But, I don’t want people to have to subscribe to all the comments, because many of the comments might not be interesting or relevant. The second reason I want to be able to tag people inside the comments is that I want to be able to send the comments and the post to my friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus. This way, I can write a comment and say that @wonderoftech can answer this a lot better than me, and Carolyn will show up with the answer. I will be able to bring people in to the blog post from social media to be part of the conversation.
I want to thank Dino Dogan for turning my blogging into a fantastic journey. Thanks to Dino (and Dan) and their Triberr, I have met so many brilliant people, and I have received more support than I had ever dreamed of. And I can’t express with words how greatful I am for what Dino and Dan has done for me. Triberr is completely free. But, I have decided to upgrade to a paid version fairly soon. I want to give them my support, because what Dino and Dan has created is just amazing. The community of people helping other people is close to unbelievable.
And, this is exactly why I want to start using the Triberr commenting system. It’s already one of the best systems. It’s very easy to use, and very powerful. For instance, as a member of Triberr, we can reblog the posts of other members. When we reblog the posts, and if we are using the Triberr commenting system, we get all the comments included in the post on our site. This way, there will always be one conversation only, and we can keep it alive on multiple sites.
What Triberr commenting should be like
I really want to make the switch, and here are some of the features I would like to see, before I make the switch.
- Easy for guests to comment (not just sign in using Twitter)
- Everyone will get replies via email
- Tagging (if logged in)
- CommentLuv features (link to the latest blog posts / link of your choice)
- Handle spam
I need a commenting system that allows guests (first time readers) to comment. And it should be very easy to add the comment. Right now, as far as I can see, the only way for a guest to publish a comment is by signing in via Twitter. I want everybody, regardless if the person has a Twitter account or not, to be able to publish a comment.
A very important part of comments is that they are part of a conversation. In order for the comments to be part of the conversation, we need to be able to get an email (a notification) every time someone replies to our comments. I am not sure how Triberr handles this right now, it might be already integrated. An important part of the settings is that we should not receive notifications on all new comments (it should be an option).
Like I said earlier, tagging is very important to me. When we log in to Triberr, Twitter, or Facebook (or whatever), we should be able to tag the people we are friends with inside the comments. And, we should also be able to tag the people who have already published a comment. This way it would be a lot easier to get an active conversation. I have no idea how difficult this is to create. I am just saying what type of features I would love to see.
I have been using CommentLuv Premium for a long time, and it’s one of the best investments I have made for my blog. I would really like to be able to add a link to one of my blog posts as part of my comments when I comment with Triberr. This helps a lot when it comes to driving traffic back to my sites, and I am looking at the stats inside CommentLuv Premium on a weekly basis, and I get a lot of extra visitors from the blog posts I have been commenting on.
Finally, I want Triberr to handle spam effectively. I have no idea how Triberr handles spam today, but I know this, before I started using CommentLuv Premium, I had a really hard time getting rid of spam. It took me a long time every single day just to delete spam from my blog. After I installed the plugin, I hardly see any spam comments anymore.
That was the features I would love to see for the new Triberr commenting system. Let’s discuss it. What type of features are you looking for?