Community Spotlight: Discuss Disqus

Posted by Danny Matteson on February 01, 2018

Disqus is designed to help publishers build on-site engagement and retain loyal audiences. We know firsthand from our conversations with you that a lot of hard work goes into this process. That’s why our Publisher Success team is constantly thinking about how we can make your life easier as a publisher. A big part of our strategy is to arm you with information about our product the moment you need it most.

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Our Favorite Publisher Newsletters

Posted by Mario Paganini on December 13, 2017

If you've read some of our recent posts, you've probably heard us talk about the importance of audience relationship building. In a digital publishing landscape where publishers have less control over how readers discover and engage with content due to third party influence, building relationships and establishing direct lines of communication with readers is critical. Recently, we took the first of several planned steps towards helping publishers build relationships with readers at scale with the release of our Email Subscription prompt.

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How We're Making Disqus Available in New Languages

Posted by Saeed Oday on November 30, 2017

... and how you can help!

With millions of comments posted on Disqus across 191 countries, it should come as no surprise that not everyone using Disqus speaks the same language.

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Putting Community First: What Publishers Can Learn From The Avocado

Posted by Mario Paganini on November 13, 2017

At Disqus we have the privilege of supporting many of the web’s diverse communities. Today, we wanted to shed some light on one of our personal favorites, The Avocado, and share some insights that are applicable to all publishers.

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Detect and Manage Toxic Content with the Toxicity Mod Filter

Posted by Mario Paganini on August 30, 2017

The Toxicity Mod Filter, a new feature to help publishers detect and manage toxic comments, is now available for publishers across our network.

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How To Create An Effective Comment Policy That Readers Actually Follow

Posted by Tony Hue on August 15, 2017

The new Comment Policy feature on Disqus lets you highlight the rules of your community. Not every community moderates in the same way. A comment that is allowed in one community may be moderated in another.

Your comment policy is one way to align those expectations with your readers from the very beginning. Furthermore, posting the rules for discussion not only improves the likelihood that a comment falls within a community’s guidelines, it also increases participation overall, according to research by CivilServant. In other words, your comment policy can be a place to leverage community norms for behavior that can save publishers time with moderation.

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New Tools for Your Community: Comment Policy, Thread-level Pre-moderation, and Flagging Reasons

Posted by Mario Paganini on July 19, 2017

Recently we've talked a lot about improving discussion quality and easing the burden of moderation for publishers. We're committed to continually delivering new features and functionality to help publishers foster high quality discussions while spending less time moderating. Over the next couple months we will release several moderation related updates. Today we're excited to announce the first of these updates that includes three new features - Comment Policy, Thread-level Pre-moderation, and Flagging Reasons.

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Our Commitment to Fighting Hate Speech

Posted by Mario Paganini on February 08, 2017

Free speech is a fundamental part of the Disqus network. We power diverse discussions across millions of websites, reaching billions of readers. Our platform enables people from across the web and around the world to share, discuss, and debate issues and their beliefs. Whether or not we personally identify with everything posted on our network, we believe in the right to speak our minds and share our ideas.

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MIT Technology Review is now on Disqus!

Posted by Tony Hue on January 12, 2017

No matter how you feel about CES, the annual tradeshow provides a glimpse into the future shaped profoundly by technology. Ideas once borne from science fiction novels are increasingly becoming reality from autonomous vehicles and a computer beating us at Go to VR headsets that can transport us into a completely different dimension barely indistinguishable from our own. If anything, the pace of change is accelerating faster than we can keep up with.

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Time to go vote!

Posted by Mario Paganini on November 08, 2016

We love to see commenters use Disqus to share their opinions in a free and open environment. Over the past 18+ months we've powered passionate discussions about the 2016 presidential election on the The Hill, Rolling Stone, Breitbart, The Atlantic, CNBC, Mediaite, SayAnythingBlog.com, Red State, and many more sites across the internet. 

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