How do I make a comment box?

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How do I make a comment box?

Postby Bobadventures on Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:46 am

Well, after putting it off and putting it off, I think I'm finally ready to install a comment box. Can anybody tell me how best to do that, html-wise? As a side thing, I'd really like it if it could send me an email when somebody posts in the box.

Btw, those of you who do have comment boxes--do you get much trouble from trolls, flame wars, and other such message board nonsense? If you do, do you have any advice on dealing with it? (That's the biggest reason I want the comment box to email me when someone posts; I'd be afraid of some nitwit trolling the early strips, and I wouldn't know about it until I stumble across them.)

Thanks.
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Re: How do I make a comment box?

Postby LibertyCabbage on Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:04 am

If you want a Shoutbox like Lightbringer has, it's very simple -- the Shoutbox site should give you something like this to copy-paste into your .html file:

<!-- BEGIN MYSHOUTBOX.COM CODE -->
<iframe src="http://123456.myshoutbox.com/" width="152" height="300" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>
<!-- END MYSHOUTBOX.COM CODE-->

If you want something more complex, Disqus looks pretty good, although I don't have any experience with it. It seems simple to implement, giving you some code like this to copy-paste:

<script type="text/javascript">
var disqus_shortname = 'your-webcomic-here';
(function() {
var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true;
dsq.src = 'http://' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js';
(document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq);
})();

</script>
<noscript>Please enable JavaScript to view the <a href="http://disqus.com/?ref_noscript">comments powered by Disqus.</a></noscript>
<a href="http://disqus.com" class="dsq-brlink">blog comments powered by <span class="logo-disqus">Disqus</span></a>
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Re: How do I make a comment box?

Postby Bobadventures on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:12 pm

Disqus looks very promising. I think I'll give it a try. Thank you!
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