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Echochamber.js

All of the commenting, none of the comments.

alpha af

Echochamber.js is a third-party script you can install to add a simple comment form to your blog post or website.

why not just use disqus?

Because then there'd be a chance that someone would read the comments. You might have to read those comments. You don't want that.

When a user submits a comment, echochamber.js will save the comment to the user's LocalStorage, so when they return to the page, they can be confident that their voice is being heard, and feel engaged with your very engaging content. It does not make any HTTP requests. Since LocalStorage is only local, you and your database need not be burdened with other people's opinions.

Features

  • No server required!
  • 100% spam-proof!
  • Compatible with most blog and static site software
  • Styles itself nicely to match your site's colours and fonts

Installation

Copy and paste the following code where you want your comments to appear:

  <script id="echochamber">
    var EchoChamber = window.EchoChamber || {};
    (function() {
      EchoChamber.discussionURL = window.location;
      var script = document.createElement('script');
      script.src = 'https://s3.amazonaws.com/echochamberjs/dist/main.js';
      script.async = true;
      var entry = document.getElementById('echochamber');
      entry.parentNode.insertBefore(script, entry);
    })();
  </script>

Screenshot

screenshot

Contributing

Requirements: node

1.Fork the repo

  • clone the fork
  • run npm install

Local dev:

If you want to work with the iframe environment, there are some steps:

So you want the widget running on one server, and the host on another. I do this locally by messing with /etc/hosts like so:

127.0.0.1 publisher.dev
127.0.0.1 widget.dev
  • modify your httpd.conf file (in /etc/apache2)
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName publisher.dev
    DocumentRoot "/Users/username/directory-of-widget"
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName widget.dev
    DocumentRoot "/Users/username/directory-of-page"
</VirtualHost>
  • restart apache
  • run ./script/watch.sh during dev (unix only)
  • run ./script/build.sh before making a pull request
  • make a pull request against the main repo referencing an issue if possible