The annoying thing about maintaining this site myself is spam management. A normal day sees around 20 spam comments, and I go through them to make sure legitimate comments didn’t get caught in the filter before emptying the folder. Every now and then, though, over a hundred comments show up in the spam folder in less than 24 hours. This takes a lot more time to go through, and some days I just delete without sifting through the disgusting.
So I decided to give a new commenting system a try. Enter Livefyre, a commenting system that’s designed to be social. It’s currently in private beta, and if you like what you see, you can get in on it. You can create a Livefyre account or sign in with Twitter or Facebook. I’m really hoping OpenID commenting will be coming in the future since that’ll make signing in a lot easier for a lot of people. So try it out and see how you like it. I’ll be doing the same.