Today we are announcing with a heavy heart, a change to Disqus Channels. As many are aware, the Channels ecosystem has changed shape since the time of its roll-out.
Over this time, we’ve seen an increasing number of Terms Of Service violations in the channel sphere, which requires increasing resources from the Customer Support team. Due to the high volume and nature of the Terms of Service violations present in the Channels system, we ultimately decided to remove Channels from Disqus entirely. We made this decision with the goal of keeping everyone’s best interest in mind. Our Customer Support team is dedicated to improving the Disqus experience for both commenters and publishers, and removing Channels will allow them to devote more time and effort to this objective.
What this means for you:
All Channels aside from Discuss Disqus will be deactivated on September 1st. Please keep in mind that Channel content will not be exportable, so users wishing to continue the experience they had on Disqus channels are encouraged to do so in the context of a full website. New Disqus sites may be registered here and can be installed to a variety of platforms.
As we understand that many of you have developed real bonds within channels, we are giving this notice one month before we take all Channels offline. We understand that some users may be disappointed by this news, and we want to thank our loyal commenters who made Channels such a lively and unique space. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions regarding this change.