Today I spent some time installing Intense Debate (ID) on cryns.com.  ID is a nice, little plugin for WordPress (fyi: ID was purchased by WordPress’ parent company in September 2008) that manages your comments.  With WordPress 2.7’s threaded comments feature, ID’s feature set isn’t all that much of an improvement.  But ID recently announced that they are opening up their API to developers to create plugins.  This has promising potential to come up with uses and features in comments that have not yet been thought of.  In fact, I would venture to say that before long, ID will be used by all sorts of blogs that currently run on other systems.