Is there somewhere I can get something similar to the service provided by third voice?
The Third Voice web site has been taken down, the only information it now contains about the service is, "Content Management Across the Web."
Since I'm not familiar with the service, my only suggestion is to hit the search engines for similar services. Hopefully one of our other members can offer something more.
Yes. I know about Thirdvoice. It's basically allows vistors to paste comments on your website. Many webmasters don't like it, but mine is a FAQ, so I wouldn't mind comments. Espically for visitors who spot errors but are too lazy to send email.
I've searched the web first before posting here, but couldn't find anything. I don't really need a full blown Thirdvoice like service, just a utility that works somewhat like that, it could even run on my own web server,,
>Espically for visitors who spot errors but are too lazy to send email.
I'm a webmaster who maintains hundreds of pages and I don't like it! This means a Third Voice user can deface my pages so I'll need to spend considerable time each month just verifying their integrity. Your "too lazy to send email" comment is lame. It's MUCH easier to send an email using an email client built into an op system then to download and configure an additional client (Third Voice)!
</rant>Yes I do feel better now! :)
This [wired.com] Wired article seems to imply that the only people that will see Third Voice comments are other Third Voice users. Is this correct?
Aaron, can you describe to me a scenario where this is a useful and productive tool? Sorry, I can't envision a legitimate use for it...
>I don't really need a full blown Thirdvoice like service, just a utility that works somewhat like that
For what? :)
There is an instant message system called Odigo that iirc lets people who are visiting the same site talk to each other. Not sure if this is any closer to what you want though.
Only people who used third voice would have seen the comments, the comments were held on a third voice server and basically it showed you the comments for whatever site your third voice client tells the server you are on.
I would personally say the easiest way is to have a feedback box/email address - with a system like third voice you would only get feedback from those who actually have it installed.
I don't want to get into a war of words here,and I'm aware lots of people hate the idea. And I agree somewhat with them.
But in my case, I don't mind any comments good or bad.
As for the too lazy to email, I have found that this is very true. Leaving aside the fact that some people prefer to use web-based emails [What are those people thinking!], a suspect a lot of users prefer to have instant interactivity so that their efforts can have a immediate payoff, in terms of seeing their work on the site.
I have emails, guestbooks, webboards and the works. But to me, if you are willing to expose your site to comments with guestbooks and webboards, why not go to the next step and do a third voice thing? Think of it as having a very specific web-board attached to any section..
Is there something like that? Perhaps third voice had the right idea, but not like the way they proposed, where they were the central server.
Third voice is a nice idea, but they shouldn't have forced it to everyone..But I suppose part of the appeal was doing the stick-it thingies on even websites that was opposed to the idea..
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>Only people who used third voice would have seen the comments, the comments were held on a third voice server and basically it showed you the comments for whatever site your third voice client tells the server you are on.
If this is the case, I have no problem with any of it! Freedom of speech and the free exchange of opinions and ideas is what the Net is about! Say what you want about my work, just don't hack in and revise it!
I'm done ranting for the day, I swear!
>I don't want to get into a war of words here
Not my intention either Aaron and I apologize if I came across that way. It wasn't clear to me whether this was a system built to hack pages (shuddering at the idea)... Sorry.