|From:||The FLOSS Information|
|Date:||Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:20:39 +0300|
You can stop using Google Custom Search and Disqus, of course. As for Google, the freedom-friendly replacement is rather straightforward, as Google _does_ allow you to embed their normal search (which, as you know, works well with no any client-side programs), if you know the magic option. MWE:
As for Disqus, I am not aware of any direct replacement. The approach itself, that is placing the initial post of the thread on your own website, while outsourcing replies to it to some third-party network, actually, looks dubious to me.
The FLOSS Information <address@hidden> wrote:I think I can use Mastodon instead of Disqus as we do on Google.
That is, you’ve already done with Google? I do not see it.
The two are a little different,
Mastodon and Disqus? They are hardly has anything in common.
Disqus is a proprietary service, specifically created for outsourcing comments from websites.
Mastodon is a server for GNU Social-compatible network (also called ‘Fediverse’) — a weird hybrid of mailing lists with Twitter, that promised to bring more freedom to microblogging for general audience, but as of now it rather brought silly character limits to forums for tech-savvy audience.
but I think they can do the same. I have little knowledge of HTML.
You do not need to “know HTML” to do it. When all you have is a static hosting, you need to know a service on the Net, that provides a content embeddable in a frame, that presents a visitor a certain thread and allows him to reply in other way or another.
To repeat, I am *not* aware of any ready-to-use replacement of Disqus, usable with no ad-hoc programs in browser. If you believe, that certain Mastodon node do provide such a service, I definitely would like to know.
Can you help me?
If you ask whether I can host such a service, then yes, presumably I can, thanks to aforementioned GNU Social , which is nojs-friendly. But _no_, I won’t, since, to repeat, the approach itself, that is placing the initial post of the thread on your own website, while outsourcing replies to some third-party network, actually, looks dubious to me.
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