Hellooooo ... Hellooooo ... Hellooooo ...

Some of you may have noticed that about a week ago, I installed the new Echo commenting system, if you didn't then you probably need glasses more than I do (LOL!). It's actually the JS-Kit commenting system that has now been upgraded or something like that to the Echo system.

I've been searching and finding ways to make my comment replying something like what Wordpress has, you know, click the reply button and reply directly to the person who left the comment. So I scoured the net for hacks and stuff on metal candle sconces and came across JS-Kit.

I first messed around with JS-Kit way back when it wasn't even popular and hardly anyone was using it. I found it annoyingly crappy back then cos the layout for it looked real bad. I'm one person who likes my comment system to follow my blog template as close as it can.

Then everyone got onto the JS-Kit band wagon and it became quite popular. I still found it a bothersome thing to use. The layout still looked crappy then there was the problem of missing comments and the comment box taking ages to load. I stayed away from it. Then the upgrade to Echo came along and I said, why not, since the layout did look much better.

After signing up and installing the widget and all that, I had the comment system up and running. Then came the problems. For one, I still find that it takes a little too slow to load the comment box. But I could live with that as long as it didn't take too long to load. I've been to blogs using JS-Kit where the comment box takes forever to load, which simply turns me off from commenting.

Like I said, I could live with the slow loading time and the layout was pretty decent. Then today, I logged into my blog and found that I had duplicated comments which really pissed me off. I refreshed and it went back to normal but now I had missing comments. I could feel steam coming out of my head. Looks like the problems of missing comments and duplications still exist even with the upgrade.

So I did the best thing humanely possible to keep my sanity intact. I removed the blasted thing! Now I'm back to using my normal native blogger commenting system again which really works pretty well. I don't know what came over me to try out Echo but I've learned my lesson. And I'm not saying that Echo is lousy, maybe it's just me, but I seriously could do without the stress

Now if only someone from blogger can just tweak the layout so I can have a decent commenting system like what Wordpress has, I'll be a very satisfied man :D

26 weird comments:

Anny said...

urmm.. keep it simple :)

bem69 said...

hahaha no more echo? I wish blogger had a better commenting system, so that we don't have to go third party :)

Mei Teng said...

I echo the first commentor..keep it simple is the best.

To be honest, I didn't like JS-kit comment thingy.

chegu carol said...

honestly?
i dont fancy it either. :)

Spiffy said...

Anny - Yup, simple is always the best policy.

Spiffy said...

Bem - Yeah, no more echo :D I echo (pun intended) on the fact that blogger had a better commenting system. I did suggest it to them though, hope someone listens ...

Spiffy said...

Mei Teng - I'm inclined to agree. I've since taken it off. Hoping blogger will come out with what I want soon ...

Spiffy said...

Carol - I like your honesty :D The system really got on my nerves ...

bem69 said...

Spiffy, how come your replies to Anny and I are not in bold. We're not bold enough is it? :D

Emila Yusof said...

spiffy! i like the old blogger comment box better!! easier to use and no headache la!

Anny said...

yala Spiffy.. how come our replies are not in BOLD.. we are bold too u know.. kakakkakakkakakakaa

mano jugo si birthday girl menghilang satu ari...
Nessaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa where are yoooooooooooo..

Anny said...

*waves to Emi*

Shinade aka Jackie said...

i like you Nick also wanted and still do wish I could have a comment box like the WP blogs do.

But, LJ didn't recommend it for me as of yet. I know since the upgrade my links are no longer picked up and some times to leave a comment on some blogs is very difficult.

Everything jumps all over the place and I have to keep searching to find the box over and over.

So I have my old pop up and yes it makes it easier but I like I said I would really love to actually post my replies to each person's comment instead of having 4 or 5 windows of me staring at everyone where I respond to my commenters.

Hopefully Blogger will catch up in this area and offer something we can use that does work like WP blogs.

Happy weekend!! hey pop over and just take a gander at what LJ did to my blog...wow she is incredible!!:-))))

Spiffy said...

Bem - Trust you to notice that I didn't bold my replies ... LOL! I totally forgot la ...

Spiffy said...

Emila - I also but I'm still looking for the ultimate comment box. Actually something like yours is pretty good but unfortunately can't incorporate into blogger ...

Spiffy said...

Anny - Aiyaa, you also want to kena me for not bolding (is there even such a word?) your reply ah? LOL! Ini semua ankara si Bem tu!

Ya, ya, mana the birthday girl ah? She must be have blast partying la Anny ... hehehe!

Spiffy said...

Anny - *waves to Emila too*

Spiffy said...

Jackie - Yeah, I wonder why blogger doesn't whip up something like this? I mean, I can think of quite a lot of people who would be delighted to have a comment box like Wordpress ...

I'll come check out your blog soon :D Happy weekend to you too.

bem69 said...

hahaha i'm an observant guy, it works well when I'm trying to annoy. Ini semua angkara si Bem! hahahahahahaha

P.s bolded tu..

Anny said...

we are finally BOLDed :)
urmm.. angkara is with a g... kakkakakakakakkakakakak.. i love this Bem annoying u laaa.. hahahhahahaa

abislaa saya lepas ni.. Spiffy will take revenge :p

Anny said...

birthday girl must b having a blast partying le.. Happy Beeday Ness :) we miss ya.. cepat la keluar..

Spiffy said...

Bem - Hahaha Bem, you really observant la, I give you credit for that. But I've got my eye on you ... LOL!

Spiffy said...

Anny - Alamak Annyboo, you're tutning in to a Bem la ... hahaha! My typo also can spot ...

Yes, yes, Spiffy will have his revenge ... muahahahaha!

Spiffy said...

Anny - Yup, the birthday must be having such a blast partying she no time to blog la :D Happy Birthday Nessa!

bem69 said...

Before you start your retaliation, make sure its bold and include a G when it is needed. Thank you.

Spiffy said...

Bem - Hahaha, I'll be sure to remember that!