OK... Here it is. My huge headache issue in a nutshell.
Here is my WordPress multisite:
-- letstalknation.com (main site)
-- letstalknevada.com (flagship site - was converted to WPMU when we launched nation and other sites.
ALL articles go on letstalknation.com.
SOME of the articles get posted to each state site, depending on the audience the articles are meant for. For example, some stuff may be relevant only to Nevada and Utah, but not to Idaho and California, etc.
Here's what I need to find a way to accomplish:
Synchronization of comments between sites that show a particular article. If someone comments on one of the sites, that comment should show on the same article on all sites that it is posted on.
Currently, I am using (with very limited success and a ton of bugs) a plugin called Broadcast from Plainview Plugins with their premium pack: http://plainviewplugins.com/threewp-broadcast/
Their comment feature:
This plugin has DUMPED all comments from my entire site twice now. I had my developer attempt to modify it so that would not happen, but it happened again anyway, so needless to say, I'm looking for a different solution to accomplish this.
The site currently uses comment email verification as well, so comments are automatically approved with a valid email address. This could be solved with accounts of a different level I suppose, but want to know your recommendations.
I have looked at your comments+ plugin, as well as solutions with disqus, but I can't seem to find support for comment syncing in either of them. Is there a way with your comments+ plugin that I could make it work to sync comments between multisites?
I would love to have the facebook/twitter/etc comment ability that your comments+ offers.... Looks like a slick system.
I've considered disqus for their great feature list, but I'm a little concerned about bog down after reading your review on it..
Our commenters also need the ability to remain anonymous as well, using just a valid email address and a username of their choice to keep anonymity. I like this about disqus, and would need a way to keep the ability for simple registration using only a username and email.... possibly a password if a login system is used.
I REALLY need a reliable solution to make this work right.
Any help will be VERY much appreciated!