Should I keep Disqus

UPDATE: Well, the results are in. And Disqus is out.

ORIGINAL POST: It’s been two weeks since I’ve adopted Disqus.

I like a lot of the features, but some of the bugs—particular with mobile devices—irk me. And I imagine they irk you.

Anyway, I’m going to put the question to you, the readers. This poll will end at 8:50am tomorrow (Tuesday), Korea time:

  • Dayv Mattt

    Now that you’ve had discus going a bit, I kind of like it. Discus is probably aware of the mobile issues, and will fix things, no?

  • keyinjpop

    I made a mistake. I submitted ‘No’ when I really wanted to submit ‘Yes”. My bad.

  • The Sanity Inspector

    Bias disclosure: I don’t use mobile devices that much for blog surfing. So, so far as desktop ‘puters go, Disqus works fine.

  • babotaengi

    Posting on mobiles does suck with it. Can’t imagine why they haven’t resolved such an issue already.

  • Josh Perlstein

    I like it. KEEP~

  • Gerry Bevers

    Does it really matter? You will just be screwing around with it again in a couple of months, anyway.

  • jeff.harris


    I don’t surf on a mobile (desktop PC only) and while others who do may find Disqus a plus, I don’t like it for the simple reason that each comment cannot be uniquely distinguished, i.e. a number to a comment. But the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

  • R. Elgin

    Slightly off the topic: I find the twitter updates and floating pallates irksome and useless, on desktop or mobile.

  • Q


    Does it matter to you? It’s not your blog.

  • The Sanity Inspector

    May I suggest that a) you consider IntenseDebate commenting system, and b) you stay far, far away from JSKit commenting.

  • numberoneoppa


    -Josh Perlstein

  • Wedge

    I’ve said it before: There are three sure things in this world: Death, taxes and Marmot fiddling with his website. πŸ˜‰

  • Wedge

    Would be cool to get the numbers back, though.

  • Jing

    How do I get rid of the ridiculous “social media” sidebar? It absolutely annoys the hell out of me seeing a useless menu bar filled with shitty web 2.0 icons. It’s akin to those downloadable “tool” (advertising) bars.

  • iMe

    wow…so smoooooth. welcome back, not-disqus!

  • Sperwer

    Circular filing disqus has done nothing to restore functionality on iphone

  • Robert Koehler

    Really? Still? What’s wrong with it exactly?

  • Sperwer

    Can’t get out of mobile to desktop mode. No comment bar, even at the end of entries, in mobile mode; random return to an older post in desktop mode when hitting “home” – basically all the same issues – notwithstanding a cache flush. It’s basically inoperable

  • Jeffery Hodges

    Keyinjpop (#2), that’s the trouble with these butterfly ballots — they’re so confusing!

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • hoju_saram

    There’s something to be said for simplicity. Comments one after another in numbered sequence. There’s something, I don’t know, inclusive about it. Disqus was like being in a room full of people talking past each other, holding their own conversations. This way I feel like everyone gets their turn to speak, and if you don’t like what’s said you simply ignore it.

  • Arghaeri


  • smurfystew

    I second the earlier person that mentioned intense debate. It is a great platform and it crosses over fairly efficiently on mobiles. Have a look at my site in mobile and some of the comments that were made. It’s not perfect, but it works pretty well.

  • nannasin smith

    they haven’t resolved such an issue already.