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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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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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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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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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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Why do you comment (or not)?

Posted by Brian Falldin on June 23, 2016

Hey there,

Quickly want to share that FiveThirtyEight  is conducting a poll about why people comment (or not).  Who better to answer that question than you!

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