This morning we got an important alert in our dashboards. It said something about something called ‘Intense Debate’. Matt from WordPress says…
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the product, Intense Debate supercharges the comment section of WordPress blogs and other sites with cool features like threading, reply by email, voting, reputation, and global profiles. There are a few companies tackling this space right now, but I was impressed with how much ID (Intense Debate) has been able to do with a small team, and happy to find that their common platform (PHP and MySQL) would make integration a lot easier.
Going forward, the plan is to keep Intense Debate available as a platform-agnostic independent service, much like Akismet. We’ll start to integrate its features into WordPress core, WordPress.com [Matt’s blog]
Once its up and running it should look like this.
Here’s a screen shot…
Kinda like a mini forum.