Sunday, February 04, 2007

Yikes! Lost Haloscan!

I made the mistake of using the new Google blog editing tool, and I lost my Haloscan commenting feed. Does anybody know how to get it back?

Or should I just stick with what I've got. What's the advantage of Haloscan versus the Blogger comments?

10 comments:

Alnot said...

I tried Haloscan and would rather blogger comment with comment moderation only just as you already have. Yer good to go as far as I am concerned.

GrannyGrump said...

For some bizarre reason I'm getting emails telling me that there are comments, but they're not showing up when I go to the blog!

Gayle said...

Personally, It doesn't matter to me whether I'm commenting on blogs running HaloScan or Blogger to handle their comments, however I prefer to use HaloScan for handling mine because I can actually ban trolls from commenting by banning there IP numbers. Problem is, when you first switch over from blogger to HaloScan you usually lose all of your previous comments, which is something I didn't realize when I went to HaloScan and I wouldn't do it again.

Anonymous said...

Naaman here: The main reason that I used Haloscan was that it allowed Trackbacks and the Blogger comments did not. However, I think Blogger supports Trackback now, so that might be a moot point....

Trackbacks aside, here's the difference that I see. Haloscan makes it easier for people to comment, but also harder for you to squash spammers and/or trolls. Blogger allows you to specify that people have to logon first, which can virtually eliminate the scum ... but it makes it harder for people to comment.

Haloscan = Easier for commenters, but also easier for troublemakers.
Blogger = Harder for commenters, but it allows you greater flexibility to control who can comment.

GrannyGrump said...

Well, it's kinda moot at the moment since I can't figure out how to get the Haloscan back in.

Thanks for the input, folks!

Rachael said...

Yay! Now you can ban trolls like Tialoc and Thom! But in all seriousness, have you considered enacting commenting guidelines, such as the Harris Protocols?

GrannyGrump said...

Rachel, I don't want to ban Tlaloc. He gave me the excellent link on Munson, for example.

His posts are not always RoeBotic.

Rachael said...

Well, not all the time, he may not be, but most of the time he his. As Naaman and I were just discussing over at J's blog, regarding trying to have discussions with trolls: I don't think it's futile to discuss issues such as abortion and religion online...so as long as both parties are open-minded and can have a rational discussion in which one is willing to hear what the other has to say....However, this is not always the case with the trolls here. They aren't usually here so much as to really listen to what we're saying or have a constructive dialog, however at the same time, I'm not willing to let them hijack the thread with technicalities and side-handed personal swipes at us. However, moderating is your job and my time is too precious to waste with these trolls.

Rachael said...

*unless a discussion is going in a constructive direction, then I may jump in with my two cents.

GrannyGrump said...

rachael, having Tlaloc here is good exercise for me. I need to learn when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em, so to speak, to tell when a conversation is futile and when it might be fruitful.