Have Fun With Your Configuration Pages

Configuration pages are among the most boring parts of a web service. Most users don’t spend much time on them, some spend no time on them.

This morning I had a good laugh when I went to my disqus comment system configuration page to increase the size of the faces in the comment system. Here’s the preview pane that changes when you modify your settings:


It’s Back To The Future on the disqus configuration pages. Very nice guys. I love it.

#VC & Technology

Comments (Archived):

  1. Isaac

    Yes, configuration should be part of lifelog.

  2. Bruce Barber

    Hi Fred,I’ve said it before here– I LOVE Disqus!My question is this…I have a Website for a public radio show that just went on the air a few weeks ago;www.reallifesurvivalguide.comI’m using “Expression Engine” to manage the content, and EE has a built in commenting system.I hope to eventually use excerpts from some of the comments in the final entry for each item. As a result, I have comments turned on but moderated.It seems to me that if I switched to Disqus, it would make the commenting system more viral, which would theoretically increase page views.Is there any potential down side?

    1. fredwilson

      The downside is the work it takes to get disqus working on a new platform. Once you do that, its magicFred

    2. obscurelyfamous

      We’ve had a few people do some very light tweaking with Expression Engine and just drop Disqus in. I’d be happy to help if you need anything.(Btw Fred, BTTF is probably my favorite movie!)

  3. Hockeydino

    I hate Disgus…because I can’t get it to work. Their customer support is non-existent. I’ve emailed someone who I think is their customer support and get NOTHING a few times.So Disgus is off my Xmas list for now.

    1. fredwilson

      You can’t get it to work on this blog or on your blog?

      1. Hockeydino

        My blog. I’ll contact Danielha.There might be a Santa after all

    2. obscurelyfamous

      We do respond to all support emails and I couldn’t find any from your email address. I apologize if any were lost along the way.I’d appreciate it if you would detail the problems you’re having, either here or directly to us at [email protected]‘re helpful and would love to get back on that list.

  4. priya