Just submitted a quick commit to the Likes and Replies plugin so that it ignores libxml errors when fetching the contents of remote pages as I'd had a couple of issues.
I've also updated the Readme to point out that the plugin relies on having a way to send webmentions. Should be obvious but never assume!
The discussion around blog comments (should they, shouldn't they, and how) is almost as old as blogging itself.
New platforms and technologies reignite this discussion as alternative ways of handling the conversation are explored.
That's where we now find ourselves again.