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(I decided to post these questions in a new topic. It's better that way.)

I have some more questions.

If I decide to move on to a different comment system, how will I do that without risking older comments from disappearing? I guess the only way to do that is to, in future posts, add a different code to the html box. That would be a smooth solution but not a clean one, because some people would have to get a new account somewhere else, or use a guest tag from now on (if they used to post comments from an outside account).

The only way to have comments on a blog is through Disqus, if I'm not wrong. If I use two different comment systems, one for the blogs and another for the pictures and videos, won't that make the site look strange or make my guests confused or uncomfortable?
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TiagoJ7

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UK Duke, Champion

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YOU have to decide if you feel it looks strange once applied (before publishing) rememeber you can preview a page before publishing - if you changed the comment system people would have to make new accounts if they wanted to be full members, but you could introduce it in text and make a new page then link to the old comments.
To make an exact copy of a page you can use the 'save as' function, then just change all the code etc. for the comment box's.

People dont mind change if its explained nicely.

Lee.
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Hi Tiago,

We are creatures of habit aren't we?

As you say Disqus is only for the blogs but the JS-Kit or GFC can be used for anything.

My thought would be to use one of these open generic type of commentary facilities and apply it to your blog. Now that doesn't mean that it will be as simple as Disqus for Blog commentaries but certainly not a hard work around.

I haven't discussed all aspects of JS-Kit for example but it may be worth your while exploring their FAQ and how to pages. If there's something approaching your idea but not clearly ideal then I find to contact these people is a great way of getting a little lateral know how.

The other thing is that I think that you will find a workable answer (and we're not bailing out on you) through the evolution of this need and solution it's quite probable that you will come up with something novel. It would be great to keep us informed and hit us with any problems you may have. This style is very helpful to everyone.

had overlooked the first part of your question regarding moving to a different comment system and risk losing your older comments.

I previously used Blogger and had the same issue. I simply copied and pasted the posts into the Synthasite blog and then the comments in a different format to the end of each post. It doesn't allow for the follow on in the response area but you do preserve the commentaries this way.

Something to kick start the thinking on this :)
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Hi TiagoJ7,

Do you need more help with this, or have Peter and Lee helped your find a solution you are happy with?
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Maybe.
I'll do as Peter said and get more informed about JS-Kit. Then, I'll come back here if I have more doubts.

To save comments from previous systems, I guess I just have to be creative. :) Like having an archive.
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Is there a way to make the JS-Kit comment box appear on the bottom of a new blog or picture/video page without me having to copy-paste the code all the time?
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Peter

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Tiago,

I've been looking today for ways to transport blogs and comments and I've seen two. They're not suitable for Synthasite (requires access to other languages and systems) but I will keep looking. Will share the outcome if it's affirmative.

Good luck
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TiagoJ7

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Thanks.
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TiagoJ7

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I'm still learning about JS-Kit and may still have some doubts later on, but after reading this topic (http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite..., I'm more confident for using it even in a blog page.
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I just made a comment to test some things. Now, I want to delete it, but there's no button to do so?
But isn't it supposed to be possible in JS-Kit? The admin or moderator delete a comment if he wants to?
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I should also add... it is extremely important that when you made your first comment that you log in as yourself so that you become the moderator/adminstrator. If you do not do this, then your ability to have control over comments is not available. If you have not done this.. I suggest deleting your JS-Kit and start again.
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TiagoJ7

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I've only registered in Synthasite, not JS-Kit. I need a registeration now, or I've always needed?
I just went to the JS-Kit website, and it's completely different. I can't find the link to Blogger, but I intended to register in it as a backup system; the code I copied is no longer there; everything has changed. And it has now the 3 categories you mentioned. But why wasn't it there before? Didn't people need that before? What has changed from one day to the other?
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Oh OK. The page I was talking about is now inside the first link in the top-left rectangle.
But I'm still confused about the log in's and registerations. Could you please explain to me how I'm supposed to manage these things?

I posted one first comment on my page in one computer yesterday. This morning, after reading your comment, I was in another computer. I made a second comment, which I could delete instantly. But not the first one. It could be a matter of IP addresses. But if that's the case, how could I delete the second comment right after I submitted it (I think I went to JS-Kit.com before), but not the first one?
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Hey Tiago

Okay.. we're getting closer here to resolving this.

I'll try my best to answer but I don't know if it's necessarily the right one. Posters can always delete their own comments right on the website which explains why you were able to delete the second comment right away. I believe that the first comment has to be deleted through JS-Kit.com so that you are logged in as the adminstrator. All comments after this should be easily managed through your JS-Kit. You should be able to delete your original post through the moderation section.
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TiagoJ7

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Thanks. I'll see how it goes.
Everyone, if you want to add something, you're welcome to. I'm yet trying to figure out some things.

Oh, I have another question. I want blogs and pages to have comments, but how do I make the pages have the date they were added (the ones with works made by me)? Will I have to write it myself? If so, I don't mind, I just would like to know.