We’ve recently upgraded to the newest version of Disqus (we had no choice) and it’s basically the same as the last version. You can still comment without logging in and you can still attach thumbnails to your comments but that process is a little different.
Before you simply put the number of the photo in the comment and the corresponding photo would appear. Yes, I know that was fucking awesome but it’s a little different, there are some pros, some cons, and we’re working on making it much easier.
To place a thumb in the gallery, just drag the desired photo to your desktop and then into the comment space provided. This is a little big granular but we’ll have a fix for it shortly. We’re creating a bank of thumbnails that will appear in the sidebar in the comment section. The bank will aggregate all the photos from the gallery you’re in and you can drag and drop from there instead of scrolling up and grabbing the photo. Thanks for your patience while we implement this.
There is a big upside. You can place any photo you like in the comments now, well almost any. Instead of your thumbnail choices limited to the 30-40 photos in the gallery, now you have millions of photos to choose from.
Yes, I know the ability to place any photo you like in the comments can be a troll’s paradise so I’m relying heavily on the community to flag any inappropriate photos. We have always had an unabated commenting system here at theCHIVE and it’s worked out well so far (Unless you call our chivettes one of two words in which case I delete the comment to space). So please remember that we’re theCHIVE, and we hold ourselves to a higher standard.
As always, I still read all the emails you send even if I don’t respond sometimes. Your input is always taken under heavy consideration – more than you’d think in fact b/c half the time I’ve got no idea what the fuck I’m doing.
We’ll have more comment updates soon as we work out the tweaks and we’ll be unveiling theCHIVE’s responsive site soon – no major changes, just larger photos, faster load time, and easier navigation.
Onward and upwards,