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Hidden Comments

A fair few blogs of late have completey turned off following in the footsteps of more well-known blogs to never have had them in the first place.

I have mostly found to be mildly annoying. I am not the best at replying to any which I feel leaves me looking a little selfish, or lazy, or both which of course is probably true.

Saying that, I have always totally appreciated when someone does take the time to write a meaningful comment—even if I don’t get round to leaving a reply—but those sort of are few and far between. The usual style of are the ones that typically get you in a bad mood upon first view.

Social Commenting

I have explored a few comment services like Disqus and LiveFyre over the last few years with the latter being the one most recently used. These do simplify the comment process somewhat, but they are not without disadvantages.

The main disadvantage is that they are quite bloated in code, resources, HTTP requests and leave your website doing all sorts of extra curriclar activity.

Given my recent website responsive redesign, and a strict focus on clean and fast loading LiveFyre proved to be a real resource hog making requests on pages not using .

It had to go, and I reduced HTTP requests by between 5-8 or so.

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During the redesign I decided to forego any 3rd party comment system and revert back to for simplicity and speed. The next decision was made based on keeping my website design as clean and clutter free as possible.

are messy and I have always hated how they just, mostly, mess up a nice looking website.

However, I didn’t want to forego totally as they can be valuable and useful on occasion. An important differentiation is that I didn’t want to draw attention to the comment section: to have accessible but not directly viewable.

The easy solution was to hide the comment section.

This is where I am now. The are not directly viewable unless you click the link which then opens the comment section up. no longer clutter up the page and keeps the page looking cleaner and leaner.

Job done.




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