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Disqus - is it catching on ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    A few more news media sites I read have switched to Disqus in the last year.
    Is Disqus becoming more popular ?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You've answered your own question.

    Yes. More people are using it. It's becoming more popular. It is catching on.

    I've used it from an end user perspective a few years ago. I found it pretty ghastly.

    Never used it from an admin side of things, but obviously people must see some benefit to it as it is becoming quite widely adopted. I've probably seen an equal number of people adopting Facebook comments, though.
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Are Wordpress Blogs adding Disqus vs. getting a forum ?
  4. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    I preferred Livefyre until XenScripts allowed me to link the forum and WP comments. I wish Disqus or Livefyre would work with XenScripts - now that would be powerful.
  5. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    DISQUS? That damnned wordpress is responsible for killing our traffic. The nasty JavaScript error resulted into over 99k errors on our webiste - all 404s. Google now crawls our site slower. I've switched back to default commenting system.

    I don't see me going back to Disqus again. The price we've paid is too big, for no fault of ours. (n)
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  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You mean Disqus right ?
    Great point, I forgot all about that Disqus javascript thing.
  7. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Disqus is definitely growing. The more sites that use it the less people need to register to comment on each site. It works and people like it, at least the general consumer, so yup, it is catching on. Most sites I've worked with or looking at having WP always discuss using Disqus as people don't need to register for that site (another one!) and will be more prone to participate.
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I would expect content driven sites would opt not to get a forum if disqus became very popular.
  9. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Well - there are way too many features found in a forum that are lacking in a comment form.
  10. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    I recently installed disqus on my personal blog and I really like it. I don't know anything about its effect on SEO. My sites not popular anyway so I don't mind it. I am seeing a lot of news sites changing to disqus to manage comments.
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Why are lots of sites choosing disqus then ?
    A lack of knowledge about good forum software ?

    I just thought of this ... would it be a good idea to have a disqus login option for xenforo to go along with the twitter and facebook logins ?
  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I use disqus for Arcade comments. Don't care if it's catching on or not. Long as it gets the job done.

    I comment on ign.com disqus comments occasionally.
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    To me it seems that Disqus might be reaching a "critical mass".
    2 years ago, I wouldn't use Disqus because I felt it wasn't popular enough. Why have Disqus comments when no one has Disqus ?
    Now, Disqus seems like a viable option as there is a somewhat reasonable chance a potential blog commenter has a Disqus login already.

    I think many Blogs could benefit from Disqus commenting without the hassle of running a full blown forum software.
    Especially wordpress blogs.
  14. LPH

    LPH Well-Known Member

    Integration of forums and WP is a challenge rarely addressed over the long run because developers go off in their own directions. However, for now, XenScripts allows all of my sites to have a common login and password.

    If someone could login to XF using Disqus then it would enhance all XF sites. Clever idea.
  15. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Sorry, just lost my mind because the wordpress 'plugin' got all me all those 404 errors that I clear in the morning at the rate of 1000/day. Still 60k more to go.
  16. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Or how about doing a single sign in from wordpress INTO Xenforo? A person logs in via wordpress and is automatically logged into Xenforo?
  17. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I was using IntenseDebate for Wordpress on a few of my sites, but I don't see discussions taking place.

    I installed Disqus due to the low activity, and it's live on a brand new site - MW4Blog.
    I'd love to have that, but the way it sounds - it's complicated. And it may invite security problem(s). An admin site tried the SSO thing on two different xenForo'es, and what happened was that it caused a lot of database errors, and downtimes - Brandon ultimately removed the hack and merged the two sites together.
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Trying to decide if you guys are on the same page.
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Anyone heard of it ?
    Looks like a disqus alternative.
  20. Jeffin

    Jeffin Well-Known Member

    and LiveFyre too.

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