ProPakistani is Testing a New Commenting System

Comments are integral part of ProPakistani, thanks to the community that we have earned during the years. Most of the times the content in comments is more useful and informational then the articles/news reports that we do on ProPakistani. Its not bragging but a compliment for our readers who are so open in sharing information and their opinion with us.

On average one post on ProPakistani gets 28 comments with a total of 149,000 comments that we have received so far on 5300 posts. This shows that how seriously the community discusses the topics that we cover.

On readers’ demand yesterday we implemented a new commenting system powered by Disqus, a well known commenting platform used by variety of websites worldwide.

Here is how new commenting system should look like:

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And here is the feature run down of Disqus:

  • Comment using your Facebook, Twitter identities
  • Option to comment with Name and Email only without registering
  • Threaded comments and replies
  • Real time notification of new comments
  • Vote comments
  • Order comments by: Newest, Oldest and Best Rated
  • Notifications and reply by email
  • Subscribe and RSS options
  • Aggregated comments and social mentions
  • Flag a comment that you find inappropriate
  • Communities, and Track of your previous comments on ProPakistani and other websites
  • And more

What Do You Think of New Commenting System:

We will test this commenting system for a week or two to evaluate it, after which we will see if this is the thing that our readers wanted or not.

“This blog is yours, I only work here”, as once said by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, ProPakistani is run by feedback coming from our readers.

We will need your input on this move too. Please share your thoughts on this new commenting system and tell us if we should retain Disqus or the older and simpler commenting system was better than this?

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • This is nice and much more usable. The only thing missing now is “LIKE” button for comments. Wonder when that will come up?

    • Thank you for liking this.

      There’s voting thing available with each comment, it is used to rate the comments.

      You can find it here:

  • Nice addition, nice interface and with good options.

    Comments are stored by you or by disqus?

    It will be wise to have your data stored with you not others.

  • Another issue is Timestamp which show “12 hours ago” and I am posting at 11:33 at the moment. Please adjust the time settings, if disqus allows.

    • This is probably because of “Time Zong” on your machine. Can you please check and make sure that Time Zong is selected as “+5 – Karachi/Asia” on your machine?

      If done, you will see corrected relative time of comments.

      Please do let me know if this isn’t fixed.

  • New commenting system is good but will there be no way to put web link like you could do it in your name in previous system?

  • Great New System for commenting! I was waiting for it since I came at propakistani.
    However, “Deer Ayed Drust Ayed”

  • So I am the only one who doesn’t like disqus (or other similar commenting systems) and prefers blogs to use their own commenting system?

  • Nice addition. But I think “ALSO ON PROPAKISTANI”
    section below comments is useless and mixing up with comments. You should remove it or update its look and feel, may be one blog per line ( instead of two in-front of each other ) will improve the look.

  • Ah! finally thanks Amir bhai
    I was the one or one of them who suggested this feature :)
    If possible change the font style to some bold font or may be the new comment system is not so prominent I don’t know if anyone else find it this way.

  • This Commenting system is awesome…
    I also want to mention here that i think ProPakistani is trend setter among Pakistani Bloggers so other bloggers will definitely follow You in this commenting sysytem :)

  • bohat acha hay :D main to kafi arsay say chahta tha propakistani livefyre ya disqus ya intensedebate istemal karay :D

    waisay propakistani ko thorda wait ker lena chahiyay tha kia pata google+ comments system zayada behtar ajata.

  • @aamir7:disqus I want to know one thing .. The Disqus save the comments on their own server but can it synchronize the comments with your own server ? Because i can see comment count are upto date..

  • nice to see that, good work keep it up ,now that is we called team work with implementations & good results came:)


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