Disqus Adds New Features To Upcoming Release

Posted on May 24 2012 - 8:43am by Editorial Staff

Disqus – the company known pretty well for its commenting system (well if you still not seen the one, simply go to one of our article and see at the bottom of article, and you will find the commenting system and it is Disqus). The company announced through its blog post that it is just weeks away from publicly releasing the new Disqus 2012.

The company has invited different websites and over 80% of invitees followed through and there are now thousands of live websites using Disqus 2012. Some of my favorite super-active communities using D12 are Droid Life, IGN Wikis, Slashfilm, and AVC, says danielha who wrote the blog.

Voting: Disqus 2012’s new voting system was meant to encourage richer discussions by letting communities curate the best comments.

  • We’ve tweaked the collapsing/hiding threshold. Our goal is to make this smarter. We want to give people the power to kick out spammy, abusive comments — but prevent different opinions from being silenced.
  • Upvotes and downvotes are now separate. Disqus is now surfacing the activity from both ends and making it clear to readers. We’ve heard this suggested a few times (even on this very blog) and we agreed that it was good improvement.
  • We have more improvements to come in the near future. Soon, you’ll be able to see the names of people who have upvoted on a certain comment. We’re also working to tie in downvoting with the feature to flag comments for abuse.

Starring a discussion: At the top right of Disqus, there’s a button that lets people “star” a discussion.

  • Sharing a full discussion thread. People can easily share out to friends on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Grab RSS feed. For those who prefer RSS, you can also grab the RSS feed link for updates on the discussion.
  • Coming soon: Subscribe to the discussion. In the coming days, you’ll be able to easily subscribe (and unsubscribe) to any discussion and receive updates straight to your email inbox.

Streamlined sign in: Disqus team simplified the flow for signing in and posting. On the surface, the changes are quite minimal.

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