I don't have or want comments directly on my blog, but I'm experimenting with having a fediverse "thread" for each blog post.

(Don't actually expect any responses, but we'll see.)

@liw Maybe you should consider using the embed url to have embedding of the toot within your blog. Will make it much easier for us to interact.

@stardenver @liw This would actually be need to have as part of the protocol. I.e. allow embedding a thread of comments on a URL, linked to the correct user by way of a "me" link, without the need to create a toot and then link to/embed it.

@stardenver I don't particularly fancy embedding content from foreign servers on my web pages.

@liw I remember bkhun doing that back in the status.net days, seemed OK, but then, you know, identi.ca died and now his post comment thread history is gone. :/

@Greg bkhuhn doing that is my inspiration for doing it on Mastodon. I admit the long-term archival problem is real, but I'm not sure I care enough to solve it at this time.

@Greg How many times can one misspell Bradley Kuhn''s nickname in one discussion?

... which compounds the problem of archival with the problem of even searching and finding it ;-)

@lxoliva This is true, but it's not a problem I want spend my own effort in solving. My choices are:

a) moderate a discussion board (comments directly on blog), which I reject

b) have no comments

c) direct people to comment on the fediverse

I'm going to see how c) goes. If it doesn't, I'll go back to b).

@liw more than once I’ve wanted to comment so odds are I’ll use a fediverse thread at least

@liw I tried this with identi.ca a few years back just by cross-posting

Please at least toot about your blog posts :)

Indie Web has some tools for archiving threads from 3rd party sites back on your own site, but I haven't played with any of that for a few years

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