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Mat Bowles ([personal profile] matgb) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions 2009-11-12 02:07 pm (UTC)

From my persepctive, [personal profile] miss_s_b gets a lot of comments from non-LJ bloggers, we're trying to promote OpenID logins and similar.

If I comment on a WP or Blogger blog, I can put in a link to back up an argument. If they come back to comment here, they can't.

From feedback from friends, that's a real discouragement for them to continue discussions here--on LJ we'd both regularly get 50+ comment threads, on here we don't, partially because some users are put off.

We need, at the least, to allow validated accounts to comment properly. If you want to promote DW as a blogging platform that supports interoperability.

I, as a DW user with a paid account, find it really annoying that I can't click links put into Jennie's comment box by personal friends that we trust implicitly, just because they blog elsewhere, and we're encouraging OpenID use.

The friends that take the time to hand code the links find it even more annoying.

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