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Itch forum vs. Disqus

A topic by mostlytigerproof created Mar 02, 2018 Views: 975 Replies: 2
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I quite like Itch's forums. And Disqus is pretty gross from a user privacy perspective. Next to no moderation tools either. I concede it sorta sucks that the discussion isn't right there on the page in question.

Maybe I should've used Itch for the whole shebang? If the game or blog were here too I'd get a little topic summary at the bottom of the page. 

There were several little snags. Itch has a rudimentary mailing list, but you can't subscribe without buying something. The devlogs are decent for blogging, but I couldn't find a way to do polls or what Wordpress would call a "Page." No way to import my previous blog, which is something I managed to lash together with my Hugo setup.  So close and yet so far!

Admin (2 edits)

Devlogs function as the mailing list for “subscribe without buying”. Anyone who follows your account will get email notifications of your updates, assuming they haven’t opted out of the emails.

Regarding polls, it’s something we plan to add for community posts, so hopefully we’ll be able to add it soon. Many people have been using a third party thing like strawpoll and linking it from their posts in the meantime though.

(Note: I know this topic is a little old, but it appears people are showing up here so I’d figure I’d leave a response)


Oh, I didn't realise that Follow-ing a dev was signing up for e-mails, rather than signing up for on-site notifications. Thanks for the clarification, really appreciate the work you're doing here.