Automattic Acquires Intense Debate

I’m pleased to announce that Intense Debate is now an Automattic joint.

Intense Debate is a richly interactive comment system that includes cool features like threading, reply by email, voting, reputation, and global profiles.

For more details on the product and our plans, check out my blog, Toni’s blog, and Jon’s blog at Intense Debate.


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  2. geekgrrrl

    I can’t wait!

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  3. finchwench

    This sounds good, but please do not implement (intrusive, mandatory, and gaudy) advertisements as a means to furnish these features. I have migrated to WordPress from LiveJournal which had fine communities and threaded comments, but was basically eaten alive by ugly ads (especially so for users from Russia and former Soviet Republics, for some reason). Based on this experience, I am weary about the “more is better” attitude.

    So far, I am very pleased with WordPress!

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  4. Heather

    @finchwench: Don’t worry. “Intrusive, mandatory and gaudy” isn’t our style. Check out this post on our current ad policy.

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  6. Ahmad . M . G

    good news I read that yesterday In a teck news site

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  7. Alastair Vance

    Brilliant!!

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  8. rudisantoso

    so far, so good

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  9. Dean Longmore

    Sweet.. if only I could get some comments now 😛
    Any word on when we’ll see the new functionality?

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  10. Johan

    can’t wait to have it on my blog! 😀

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  11. th0r4z1n3

    Awesome!

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  12. Strictly Gospel

    Great!

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  13. Teguh Iman Prasetya

    s0 far so good

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  14. Heather S. Ingemar

    Very cool. You guys rock.

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  15. Brent

    Awesome! So is this going to be part of our commenting system in the future?

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  16. Adrenaline

    Finally

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  17. adamant08

    I can’t wait! wooooow

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  18. filterman

    Sounds good

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  20. alhakim

    is thiw will be new feature in wordpress? i can’t wait for it. this will make reply comment more easy 😉

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  22. Turkey

    woaaaw! very very good

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  24. jayoh

    these are features i didn’t know i even needed. now that you’ve brought this to my attention, i can’t live on without it.

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  25. HotRod

    In my opinion threaded comments suck. If the commenters have a brain it can work, but if your commenters don’t pay attention, or are newbs, they get confuse and post replies to the wrong comments and it becomes a mess.

    It won’t really matter to me though, I barely have any hits, much less comments.

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  26. Malcolm Almeida

    Sounds good.. Keep it up guys 🙂

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  27. Grey Rainbow - स्याह इंद्रधनुष

    Great ! when is it coming up for our use ?

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  29. Ithaca Real Estate Broker

    Good news!

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  30. Dark Crow200

    Sound’s great.

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  31. evolvingtrends

    Matt:

    The Reputation feature of Intense Debate is troubling to a lot of people. It reminds us of Tim Berners Lee’s and O’Reilly’s misguided “Truth authority” proposals.

    Basically, a trust/reputation metric is not only susceptible to social gaming and hacker attacks but forces everyone to play by a set of implicit rules, i.e. play politics, to increase their reputation.

    And so you end up with LIES (like the ones our reputable politicians tell us) being pushed to the top and critical thinking getting neutered.

    It’s a distinctly bad feature.

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  32. Gláucia Felippe

    legal

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  33. namila007

    is the wordpress is buy from Live.com

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  34. Heather

    @namila007: I’m not clear on your question, but Live.com is not related to this acquisition.

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  35. SiiN

    cool

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  36. Paul

    You keep proving again and again why you’re the very best blogging platform in existence.

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  37. mujeraldia

    When can we use it? how?

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  38. destini4u

    intresting———–lets see

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  39. kingschnulli

    nice

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  42. ginaspend

    Great cant wait

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  43. PoN~Le9!(mErDeKa)

    THANKS….VERY GOOD,VERY NICE,VERY BEAUTIFFUL,VERY COOL,VERY GREAT AND MILLION VERY…..

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  44. iyinetseo

    Good sounds 🙂

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  45. Scope

    Gooood job.

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  46. Cremona Moloch

    Jah Jah!

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  47. ibrahim binshahbal

    nice article…

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  48. progspot

    That’s awesome! Looking forward to the new features.

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  49. ariefdj™

    Let’s c what its could be..

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  50. purna623

    good idea
    That’s awesome! Looking forward to the new features.

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  51. purna623

    very good site for blogs and all

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  52. goosetea

    you guys rule 🙂

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  53. harykuswanto

    It’s the good idea … !!!

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  54. h'dee

    bener juga, thank’s very good for blog

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  55. prosperstudentcare

    I just signed up for IntenseDebate ! I Looking forward to using it on my blog

    Devin Willis

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  56. sexualidade

    wordpress is the best!
    congratulations!

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  57. aleskorosec

    super

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  58. maconnyb

    I like it!

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  60. kusman malik

    I love it

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  61. Dark Crow200

    Nice!

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  62. sebash-gfx

    mmm.. cool i like

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  63. iklanmanjur

    I Like it

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  64. financialpress

    look forward to some interesting mixups from you guys!

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  65. tewariak

    It may be an effective forum for debate on very crucial issues to which the contemperary world is confronting with.

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  66. kingjes

    Great NEWS!!! Let is ride!

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  67. A World of My Own

    how doy ou activate this..?? or it’s not available yet..??

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  68. Heather

    @A World of My Own: It’s not yet available. You can sign up for updates here.

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  69. prashanth421

    oh seems like great job

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  70. migli2007

    Great idea!

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  71. theophilogue

    schweeet

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  73. zhangsolution

    Great!! 🙂

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  74. Cross

    Can’t wait to see WordPress with Intense Debate :b

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  75. parkerbridge

    Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  76. Md. Habib Ullah Bahar

    Great news, I want that comment threading system.

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  77. jonpayne

    Glad to hear it guys!

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  78. firedward

    WordPress is really moving up there. Its awesome that opensource could be so useful.

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  79. raybear

    Had never heard of intense debate before. I checked it out.
    Intense Debate=stressful
    I think I’ll just crawl back into my cave of security and agreement.

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  80. nommensen

    cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I Like it

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  81. Mr.Optimizer

    Very nice idea!!! Keep it up!

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  82. borismarian

    i am glad to be in this area

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  83. ahmanifa

    Excellent. How soon is it coming to WordPress.com?

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  84. Akshay Kumar Sahoo

    oh very fantastic news…..

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  85. Acountant

    COOL DUDE!

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  86. pusatinformasidanopini

    a nice blog

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  87. Felipe

    That’s a really good idea.

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  89. gppb

    Very cool!!

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  90. shyrlle

    Ok…

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  92. parsonsk2255

    Wow that is awesome. Can’t wait to learn more about it.

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  94. newsmastermind

    fantastic I await your unvailing

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  95. cafestudi061

    Bravo, thanks wordpress, thanks guys

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  96. babyswanson

    heh

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  97. afruj

    Awesome news.. Keep up all good working. That why I like WordPress.

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  98. Mick

    Matt, you are a genius and will be rewarded for your innovations!

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  100. Elson Di Nardo

    Very Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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