Meet Batman News, your pick for the best comic book website

Posted by Tony Hue on August 25, 2016

If you look back at the top grossing films in recent years, you’ll notice an interesting pattern: comic book franchises have emerged as a powerful cultural force in the mainstream and show no signs of slowing down. Spider-Man. Batman. X-Men. The Avengers. Chances are you’ve probably watched one of these comic books on the silver screen.

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New Updates to Disqus

Posted by Steven Stein on August 24, 2016

Good news! We have some new updates coming to Disqus over the next several weeks. Included in this update are several enhancements to the platform, including new features to Engage, the comment system, and improvements to Reveal, the integrated native advertising solution.

Because there’s a lot to this update, we are rolling it out in waves to users.

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Hide that Game of Thrones spoiler using the new Spoiler Tags

Posted by Tony Hue on August 22, 2016

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens debut in theatres last December, it was the first Star Wars film in a decade. Ten years ago, Twitter did not exist yet, the iPhone was still under development, and spoilers were only something you inadvertently overheard from your friend or stranger.

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Tackling Spam in the Comments

Posted by Danny Matteson on August 17, 2016

An inside look at how we deal with the Internet's biggest frustration

Spam is as pervasive as it is annoying. Since the advent of email and user-generated content, forums, and chat rooms, the problem of spam has plagued the Internet everywhere. Even during the infancy of electronic communication, scheming dentists would spam their services to unsuspecting telegram recipients (c. 1864). Seriously, I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried:

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Get notified when someone @mentions you in a discussion

Posted by Tony Hue on August 16, 2016

User mentions let you pull anyone into a conversation that you think can add a positive contribution. Whether it’s a friend, the author, or that one person on the Internet you like to geek out with about DC Comics, user mentions connect you to others in the community so that commenting can feel more engaging and personal.

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John Oliver won't save journalism. What will?

Posted by Adam Stober on August 15, 2016

“The newspaper industry is suffering.”  So says this bit from HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  But, don’t just take John’s word.  Time Inc is in trouble as reported by CNN.  News Corp is falling short of expectations as reported by AdAge.  And that’s just last week!  In the fallout, Gawker, which filed for bankruptcy in June, asks “if John Oliver isn’t going to save journalism, what will”?  Which brings us here.  Journalism is full of problems, but where are the solutions?

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Closing the feedback loop with new Featured Comment & Moderator notifications

Posted by Tony Hue on August 08, 2016

Notifications are a core feature for how publishers on Disqus retain and re-engage with their readers. Currently, we send notifications on a variety of community actions:

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Growing Your Company Community: From Pregnancy to Policy

Posted by Kim Rohrer on August 03, 2016

As Disqus has grown over the years, our company has changed. From the way we talk about our core values to the way we plan projects to the operational policies we create, we’re just not the same company at 50 employees that we were at 15! For the last six years, I’ve worked to create company policies that feel intuitive to the way we operate - natural (but official) extensions of the things we believe and the way we want to behave. After all, building a great community means investing in that community, and company policies are just a set of (sometimes legally-required) community guidelines!

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Vote: The top 5 best comic book websites

Posted by Tony Hue on August 01, 2016

We’re back at it for another poll on finding the best websites on the Internet. For this week’s topic, we’re heading down childhood memory lane in exploring the wonderful world of comic books (Thanks to everyone who participated during the nomination round!). This encompasses subjects like superheroes, sci-fi/fantasy, and film/television.

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Disqus Goes to Camp 2016

Posted by Kim Rohrer on July 28, 2016

Last week, Disqussers piled onto a bus and headed off to camp. Our intrepid campers were in for a treat: campfires and s’mores, archery and rock climbing, stargazing and bike trails...and no meetings :)

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