@carl I'm with @davidak on the 3rd-party thoughts. Why not barkdull.org/software/hashover ? It seems greatly underrated and can be self hosted using flat-files for data storage.

@mikael @carl as i understand it it's still a 3rd-party service where the comments are loaded from, that you host yourself

and unlike isso or commento it's written in PHP, which is known for having massive security issues (look at number of CVEs). you use a static page because you don't want PHP on the server! else you could just use Wordpress which has comments


all this is not really a solution

@davidak @carl I wouldn't go as far as calling it a 3rd party service? It's software which is part of the blog stack and running on the same server. PHP is dead simple and works anywhere™️. I love it. Security-wise it's probably fine, we're not exactly talking about banking.

@mikael @davidak PHP is not the problem, I use PHP in a lot of websites and when using modern best practice, the language is fine :) The goal when using a static site generator is usually to have a website that is fast and easy to maintain. No database to configure, easy backup, easy apache config, ...


@carl @davidak I'm basically with you, but flat file data storage + PHP pretty much gives you that: no db to configure, easy backup.

Something like commentpara.de/ might be a good alternative to your 3rd Mastodon solution too?

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