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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Getting started with site moderation on Disqus for iOS 1.1

Posted by Tony Hue on July 27, 2016

We recently released version 1.1 of the Disqus iPhone app that includes a slew of new features such as site profiles, Twitter and Google login options, and GIF search.

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Behind the scenes with Bleacher Nation, your pick for the best sports site

Posted by Tony Hue on July 25, 2016

Earlier this month, we asked you for your nominations of the best sports websites on the Internet. Seven sites were nominated and after a week of voting with 1,941 total votes submitted by the community, we now have our winner.

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Disqus for iOS 1.1: Inline moderation, GIF search, and more

Posted by Talton Figgins on July 21, 2016

The first major feature release for Disqus for iOS is now available on the App Store. This update includes new features for moderators such as inline moderation actions and for commenters including markdown support and GIF support.

Read on to find out what else is new.

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What Disqus commenters are saying about Pokémon Go

Posted by Tony Hue on July 13, 2016

In case you have been living under a rock the last week (unless you were out searching for some Onix), Pokémon Go is all the rage right now.

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Disqus hacks the roadmap: June 2016 Recap

Posted by Tony Hue on July 11, 2016

Last month, we hosted an internal two-day hackathon at Disqus HQ. Unlike your typical anything-goes hackathon, “Hack the Roadmap”—as we dubbed it—aimed to enable anyone at Disqus to explore projects and ideas that may be immediately relevant or considered in our future roadmap.

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Debate time: Clinton vs. Trump

Posted by Brian Falldin on July 06, 2016

If I were to ask 10 people on the street what they think about comments online when it comes to politics, I’d likely hear that political opinions online are often loud, colorful, and most-often uncivil.

Name calling, finger pointing, and relentless ridicule are often what people expect.

But that isn’t always the case.

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