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Website Commenting Management System

Published 09/10/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

IntenseDebate is a global commenting applicationa and platform that users can usew to manage the commenting process on their applications. The applicationc an be used to provide comments on blogs and it can operate fully on various systems inclcuding Blogger and Wordpress. With the IntenseDebate application, users are able to track and monitor comments to their blogs or other similar applications. The IntenseDebate application enables the management and tracking of comments from a single location. The application include a variety of features including ttols for analyzing the comments, comment aggregation, reputation assessment tools and comment threading which can also make it possible to group similar comments together. Users of the applicationc an use it to assess the impact of their messaging or guage their popularity of effectiveness.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Intense debate was founded in December 2006 and the application was launched in 2007. The application was then acquired by Automattic in 2008. Highly popular by bloggers and those with website that receive comments, the IntenseDebate application also permits networking and reputation building. The application also has connections to WordPress. Automattic Inc. began in August 2005 and continues to manage the IntenseDebate application.

What are the differences to other apps?

IntenseDebate is specificially designed for commenting and the management of comments. Users of the application can track comments and also categorize comments provcided to blogs and other webpages. Hence, this differentiates the application from other applications that are not purely based on commenting. The IntenseDebate application can link comments together and connect comments from the same commenter together.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

IntenseDebate has a professional-looking website. It is neatly designed and provides good navigation links for users. Users can clearly find the sign up link and logging into accounts is also straightforward. The colour schemes used on the website are gentle and also appealing. It is an inviting website and appliction. Users also have access to lots of useful information about their account and there are links to various features. Users of the application can also view statistics about their blogs and comments.

How does the registration process work?

To use the IntenseDebate application, an account is needed. To sign up for an account, users need to provide a username, email and also choose a password. It is a simple process and signing up for an account takes a few minutes. Signing up for an account allows users upload a profile picture, build their reputation score, keep track of all comments, vote on comments and receive email notifications when new comments are posted. When creating an account, users can choose to either create an account for commenting or to install IntenseDebate on their blog or website.

What does it cost to use the application?

The IntenseDebate is completely free for everyone to use. There are no paid subscriptions or plans available. Users are not required to pay any fees for any services or for using the application. Signing up for an account is free and incorporating it in your blog does not cost any money.

Who would you recommend the application to?

IntenseDebate is recommended to people who provide comments to blogs or websites. It is also useful for those who have blogging websites and want to track the comments on their website. The application can be used in incorporating comments into blogs adn also to encourage debates. The presence of a commenting systems on blogs can help enahcne the blog or provide feedback to the blog owner. The application also helps to collect comments in one organized location. IntenseDebate can be a useful application for any blogger who wants to have control over comments.

  • The application can enable comment threading
  • Users can provide comments by email and receive email notifications
  • Profiles for commenters can also be created
  • Comments can be grouped together to allow easy tracking
  • Moderation and blacklisting capabilities are also provided

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IntenseDebate contact details

Telephone: (877) 273-3049
Postal address:
Automattic, Inc.
60 29th Street #343
San Francisco, CA 94110-4929
United States of America

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