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When we launched the new spring.io, we left comments off the blog. On one hand this was because we were time-constrained, and leaving them off was the simplest thing to do. On the other hand, it was an experiment in minimalism. We thought we'd see if we could reduce the number of channels for feedback, and in doing so improve the quality all around. We asked everyone to route their questions and feedback on our blog posts to the @springcentral Twitter handle, and many of you did that—thanks!
So how did it go? Well, we heard some feedback from the community that they miss comments on the blog, but overwhelmingly, the folks who missed them most were the committers and blog authors ourselves! Blog comments can often be an imperfect medium, but it turns out that for us, there's just no substitute for the immediate, in-context feedback we get from the community on what gets written here. That's why today, we're bringing comments back—using Disqus, which everyone is probably already familiar with at this point.
We'll do our best from here out to ensure that comment threads are useful, accurate, and spam free. Note that along the way, we might redirect certain questions to Stack Overflow if they're a better fit there. In any case, we look forward to your feedback!
P.S. If you've ever wondered what it takes to add Disqus comments to a site, look no further than the commit that added them to this one!