[SciPy-Dev] SciPy Central in GSoC 2013

Surya Kasturi suryak@ieee....
Fri Apr 19 08:10:56 CDT 2013

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 9:23 PM, Andreas Hilboll <lists@hilboll.de> wrote:

> > Also, regarding "commenting system", why not use Disqus
> > <http://disqus.com>? a lot of guys are relying on it now a days..
> >
> > The problem with replying on the third-party platforms is that we loose
> > complete control over the data at the core. This is not going to be good
> > if we want to build a self-contained application/ platform..What if we
> > want to shift to other platform one day.. I don't know if we can migrate
> > all Gists, comments on it etc..
> >
> > Similarly with Disqus. Should be build our own commenting system or use
> > Disqus
> Please, don't use Disqus. I'd be reluctant to require users to have
> accounts with third-party platforms, i.e. Disqus. Github *might* be an
> exception, but I think it would be better to roll our own.
> Not relying on gists would allow users to use the VCS of their choice,
> but our administrative overhead might be too large ...
> Cheers, Andreas.

My opinion is to build our own system.. but I just wanted to make a note
that we even have another option like Disqus.
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