Downsides: No link love, & a bit of jargon that isn't user friendly, as Marshall points out. Also, FYI for Blogger users, I had to manually append a closing embed tag to the plugaid code chunk before it would publish to Freshblog.
Upsides: No need to open a new window, log into Haloscan, ping, etc. The "participate" link will be right there in the post you just read. User contingent, too, so controlled by you rather than just emerging out of your search results.
Let's see how this emerges from alpha. Go sign up for an invitation!
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