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What is a DISQUS login?
  • ARLnow.com February 27, 2013 - 10:20 am #66881 Reply

    Disqus is a common, third-party commenting system. We do not have access to its internal upvote/downvote records, if there are any.

    There is no need to log in to each thread, you only need to login once for Disqus and once for the forums.

    speonjosh February 27, 2013 - 10:36 am #66883 Reply

    Give it a try.

    I find that no matter how many times I log in, if I want to downvote a comment in a new thread, I have to click the login button again. As I said, if I want to upvote, then no further logins are required.

    Perhaps this is unique to my browser / system configuration. I have certainly encountered Disqus commenting threads at other websites. I can’t remember whether I had the same problem at those sites.

    Westover February 27, 2013 - 12:16 pm #66907 Reply

    Sp do I have to creat a whole new account, or will the old name and password work?  Where do I log on to this DISQUS stuff?

    ARLnow.com February 27, 2013 - 1:05 pm #66913 Reply

    You don’t need to create a Disqus account to comment. If you do set up a Disqus account, however, you’ll need to create a new username and password.

    Swag February 27, 2013 - 1:38 pm #66915 Reply

    I find that no matter how many times I log in, if I want to downvote a comment in a new thread, I have to click the login button again. As I said, if I want to upvote, then no further logins are required.

    Clear your cookies and whitelist DISQUS in anything that might be blocking it.

    …and be thankful he didn’t pick the facebook comment system

    Westover February 27, 2013 - 3:08 pm #66942 Reply

    It has not allowed me to comment so far.  Frankly the comment section looks a lot more clutered now with all this.  Can you explain the advantages of this system?  I just don’t see it.

    Quoth the Raven February 27, 2013 - 3:56 pm #66951 Reply

    Obviously, it’s not my website, and it’s hard to complain too much about something that’s given to us for free.  But, I’m not crazy about any of these recent changes.  It’s just making things harder, at least for me.  I’m not sure what was wrong with how it used to be.

    CW February 28, 2013 - 8:49 am #66972 Reply

    Don’t like this one bit. Was just starting to recover from the new page layout. Soon ARLnow is going to be like washingtonpost.com…unintelligible garbage scattered across a screen, the news intermingled with advertisements and opinion columns from partisan hacks across the spectrum.

    (Edit: And to be clear, I realize it’s not my website, and of course it is hard to complain about something given for free – in theory at least. But I have been a daily user of this product for years, and it’s becoming cumbersome for me to continue that, so…)

    Quoth the Raven February 28, 2013 - 9:09 am #66973 Reply

    One more thing – as speonjosh says, above, you have to log in to downvote something, but you can upvote it without logging in.  Strange.  I’m with CW.  Too cumbersome now, and I wonder if the move to disqus can be undone.  Back to how it was, please!

    ARLnow.com February 28, 2013 - 10:06 am #66983 Reply

    We implemented Disqus after careful consideration of feedback we’ve received from many users. The main advantage is that instead of comments appearing chronologically only, you can now up-vote and down-vote comments so that the cream rises to the top, so to speak.

    Disqus is here to stay. It’s used on thousands and thousands of other websites and it’s actually very simple to use. If you don’t want to log in, you have the option of inputting a name and email address only without registering.

    As long as you’re not doing anything to block it, or not using Internet Explorer 7 (or “compatibility view” for IE 8-10), you should not be having any difficulty seeing it or using it.

    dallynd February 28, 2013 - 10:24 am #66984 Reply

    From the “never mind” department.  It was fine.


    speonjosh February 28, 2013 - 10:32 am #66985 Reply

    OK, here’s a followup question then. You mention IE 7 and compatibility view in IE 8-10 as known problems. I’m using Firefox 19. I don’t even know if Firefox has such a thing as compatibility view/mode. But in any case, why would I turn off that feature for one website? (Or is “compatibility view” not something that I need to have on in the first place? – This is more of a broad technical question, I guess.)

    Westover February 28, 2013 - 11:18 am #66992 Reply

    Just an FYI, there is no indication that the second blank line is for your email address.

    FrenchyB February 28, 2013 - 11:58 am #66999 Reply

    I’m seeing the ‘sign in’ message for down-voting as well (using Chrome).

    ARLnow.com February 28, 2013 - 1:09 pm #67006 Reply

    Yes, you must sign in to Disqus to down-vote comments.

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