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Track your comments. Remember back before Matt gave up his day job? How we didn't have an easy way to keep up with conversations we participated in? Hate that you can't do that with other sites you frequent? Now you can.
posted by FlamingBore (16 comments total)
By the way, I've tried incorporating cocomment into mefi comment forms, but to no avail. The developers published a short javascript how-to, but I couldn't for the life of me get it to work. But hopefully in the next few weeks we'll figure it out and make it work here.

I've always wanted a way to track distributed comments. Cocomment looks like it.
posted by mathowie at 12:05 AM on February 14, 2006

I can't get the damn thing to work with IE6, though it works fine with my Firefox. It's basically dragging the icon to the bookmarks (at least, from what I understand), so I don't think I am doing anything wrong. Anyone else have similar problems?
posted by Pontius Pilate at 12:42 AM on February 14, 2006

Hasn't worked for me, once, yet, at any of the sites I visit. On MT sites, for example, it always (for me) redirects to the mt-comments.cgi file for some reason, which I can't see being the intended behaviour.

Like Matt, I've always wanted this.

I look forward to it actually working for me sometime.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:03 AM on February 14, 2006

This is JUST what I've been looking for. I constantly find I'm leaving comments on blogs, and then just ditching out on them. It would be really cool to keep track of follow-ups. Seems to work on the few Wordpress blogs I tried just now. Yay!
posted by antifuse at 2:29 AM on February 14, 2006

Did we break it already? co.mments times out for me.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:56 AM on February 14, 2006

Keep in mind that this is different from coComment, which also looks like a promising tool.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:02 AM on February 14, 2006

So who ripped off who? They seem identical.

And I also have not been able to get coComment to actually work. The bookmarklet doesn't do anything. So I still just use delicious to track my comments. At least it's reliable.
posted by smackfu at 7:12 AM on February 14, 2006

Can't you just bookmark all your comments ... in your browser bookmarks?
posted by mrgrimm at 8:02 AM on February 14, 2006

... or go to your profile page and click "comments."
posted by mrgrimm at 8:03 AM on February 14, 2006

I have more than one computer because I am a capitalist fatcat.
posted by smackfu at 8:03 AM on February 14, 2006

another way to do this is to tag everything in with a tag like 'mycomments' or somthing. then you've got all yer comments RSSed and everything.
posted by daHIFI at 8:08 AM on February 14, 2006

Capitalist fatcats will need FoxMarks to keep all their computers' bookmarks in sync.
posted by zeoslap at 9:06 AM on February 14, 2006

FYI, I left my email at CoComment a few hours ago and got an invite code just now.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:15 AM on February 14, 2006

I was pretty excited by coComment, but it has a huge flaw: it only picks up on comments made by other coComment users in a given discussion. So it makes keeping track of where you've left a comment easy, but it doesn't really help when it comes to following along with a comment thread.

It looks like co.mment might do it right, though - in which case, hallelujah!
posted by jack_mo at 9:36 AM on February 14, 2006

Arse - co.mment doesn't work with MetaFilter either (at least not for me, I get a 'Sorry, but I can't read comments from this page' error).
posted by jack_mo at 10:18 AM on February 14, 2006

Keep in mind that this is different from coComment, which also looks like a promising tool.

Whoops, crap. It's coComment that I've had no luck with.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:57 PM on February 14, 2006

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