Disqus (pronounced discuss) is a worldwide blog comment hosting service for web sites and online communities that use a networked platform. The company's platform includes various features, such as social integration, social networking, user profiles, spam and moderation tools, analytics, email notifications, and mobile commenting. It was founded in 2007 by Daniel Ha and Jason Yan as a Y Combinator startup.

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  • Yesterday, on October 5th, we were alerted to a security breach that impacted a database from 2012. While we are still investigating the incident, we believe that it is best to share what we know now. We know that a snapshot of our user database from 2012, including information dating back to 2007, was exposed. The snapshot includes email addresses, Disqus user names, sign-up dates, an...

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  • It doesn’t take long to master the basics of using Disqus including all the best commenting and moderation features and shortcuts. Whether you’re new to Disqus or have been around this corner of the web for a while, it’s easy to learn something new every day.

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  • Over the past year, the design team at Disqus has worked with product management and leadership make our product development process more open and inclusive. Myself, the Product Design Lead, along with the Design Team at Disqus successfully introduced design thinking practices, including user research and creative brainstorm sessions, across the company. At the heart of this work is th...

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  • When we release new features like Comment Policy or the new Toxicity Filter, the Disqus Blog is your go-to place to learn about the latest product developments. In reality, we ship updates and deploy new code every day that improves Disqus constantly for both publishers and commenters. Some of the changes we make however are never announced on the blog. In this post, we want to share ...

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  • It’s no secret that at Disqus we love using Slack for team communication and collaboration. One of the things that Slack does really well is turn links you post into rich and engaging preview content.

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  • 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 likelihoo...

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  • Earlier this year, we committed to fighting hate speech and began taking the first steps toward curbing toxicity on Disqus. As a Product Analyst, I focus on developing technology to facilitate good content. Our goals for this technology are to enhance community management tools for moderators, give users more power to address abuse and toxic comments within the communities they partici...

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  • Over the course of three days this month, we hosted our first hackathon of 2017 at Disqus. Our goal was simple: build cool products to help publishers tackle their biggest challenges. We kicked things off with a pitch session where nearly 50 ideas were pitched! Afterwards, teams formed, ideas were iterated on, and plans were drawn out. It was time to hack.

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  • 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 ...

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  • Hey there! I'm Kim, our VP of People & Culture. I run our people programs and build things to make life at Disqus better for our employees. I wanted to share a peek inside these blue walls to show you what life is like at Disqus and how we're cultivating our internal company community!

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  • Moderating your channel on Disqus is simple with the tools that we provide. We even offer you some tips and advice on how to apply those tools :) Check out our Knowledge Base for more on moderation: How Moderation Works on Disqus: http://bit.ly/24b9XvG Channel Moderation Tools: http://bit.ly/219waYv Moderation Best Practices: http://bit.ly/20F6Asf

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  • For those of you who want your community's discussion to reflect the topic of your channel, we bring to you, Discussion Categories! Categories help you steer your channels discussions in a direction thats more focused and helps readers and commenters know what they're getting into when they click on your discussion. For more information, check out our article on the Knowledge Base: http://bit....

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  • So, we get a lot of questions from users asking how to upload a custom channel banner. Because the steps are actually pretty simple, I thought I would make a little video to help show new channel owners the ropes. Check it out and share you feedback! If you can think of other questions related to owning a channel that you would like us to answer with a video, drop those here in the comments as w...

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  • We get a lot of questions about how to start good discussions. It's difficult to really pin point what makes a good discussion, but we can certainly offer you tips on what we know the best discussions have in common! Check it out and let us know what you think! Knowledge Base Article: http://bit.ly/1RPoiob Channel Chat: channelchat.disq.us

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  • Here's more on moderation this week! Last week we talked about moderation basics, but after your channel grows, handling all of that by yourself can become challenging. So, in this video, we talk about how you would go about recruiting new mods and then adding them to your moderation team. Previous Video on Moderation: http://bit.ly/1SVtEDK Knowledge Base Articles: How to Recruit Moderat...

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  • At Disqus, we are proud and humbled to boast an expansive network of users. Since writers and publishers are always striving to learn more about their audience, we thought it was a good idea to ask our users what they read, how they read it, and why. We also asked questions around reader-publisher engagement and what content they pay for. To answer these questions, we recently conducte...

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  • We recently shared news about an upcoming major release of the Disqus WordPress plugin . Today, we’re excited to announce the release of a beta version of the plugin available to download and install on your site. We've completely rewritten the plugin from the ground up using the latest WordPress APIs that will allow us to deliver more frequent improvements in the future. H...

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