So I love the concept of IntenseDebate and I hope to see it updated soon and further integrated with WordPress. I would like to know, however, a little more about how it works, exactly.
It seems to sit "on top" of my existing WordPress install and is giving me a little bit of a headache. While it is working find, if I disable the plugin for a moment, I notice that there are suddenly thousands of unmoderated comments (100% spam) in my default WordPress comments (along with thousands of spam messages) even though I still have askimet enabled.
I'm not sure exactly what is happening, but my database size was ballooning because of it. Is there anyway for IntenseDebate to completely take over, or do I have to disable it from time to time to deal with the WordPress comments "underneath?"