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Disqus and Censorship Based Upon Favortism and Low Standards

My comment was in regard to Whitney Thore, the star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life and it was made on the TLC website. I pointed out that the first season of the show, I found to be a wonderful motivational show for obese people. As a PTA member, I and many others applauded the dynamics of health, diet, exercise and the balance of all three, that the show emphasized. Also, the encouragement to keep focus upon the goal and to recognize their effort made them special. The second season was almost a complete reversal of the valuable aspects of the first season. Whitney had gained 150 pounds, repeated made the statement, "I like being fat," became militantly vocal about the bad people that tried to make them lose weight and she refused to follow any type of diet, weigh herself or even listen to someone voice an opinion about obesity. She and her roommate, Buddy, stalked a comic who had made comments about obese people and she and he, barked out insults, demands and ending with Buddy calling the girl a ***. All of this took place at a restaurant with outdoor sitting. The comic never raised her voice, nor called them names. She simply stuck to her opinion that being obese was unhealthy and those that had the problem did not have a good future ahead of them. Consequently, myself and the other PTA members were concerned about the effect upon our young people, so added the show to our parental control list. Another performer on the show responded to my comment by calling me names, such as, homophobe (!), which was a shock, as I did not say anything about the *** community, a Trumpster, ignorant hag, brain dead and a few more. A couple of days later, when I reviewed the reply, I discovered that a complaint had been filed by him and that I had been banned across all Disqus sites. I was astounded. His comment had not received any sort of penalty action. I decided I did not want anything to do with Disqus or any website that allowed them to moderate their comments.
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#1485805

Anonymous is obviously paid by Disqus. These people are ridiculous and are restricting our right to free speech!

#1523002
@PissedConsumer1485805

Oh, brother! Understand that if you're commenting on the Disqus home site channels, that these channels are operated by average Joes and Janes that are unpaid volunteers that took advantage of Disqus' offer to use their space for "free" blogging.

These are not pros running the channels.

Disqus allows these people to run these channels however they want, so long as the Disqus TOS or Basic Rules aren't being violated. Find yourself a channel that will put up with your particular opinions, if you want to be a happy camper.

#1237832

What a sad and pathetic life you must have to go a message board to complain about a message board not letting you rant.

Please not reproduce.

#1238127
@PissedConsumer1237832

No rant..just voicing an opinion. I consider your nasty comment to be more of an unbalanced and irrational rant.

#1238166
@PissedConsumer1238127

Thank you. Clearly, this person has followed me from Disqus. I hope this is a warning for others.

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#951035 Review #951035 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Disqus Forum
Reason of review
Censorship and Prejudice

Disqus - Customer Care Review from Lincoln, California

I was simply giving my opinion on a topic (no foul language) and just because my opinion differed from others I was permanantly banned from "News Views" by a little girl and I believe is the sites moderator. She is like a *** Nazi!!! She has to go.
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#1242213

I was on Newviews the last few weeks with the election and Breaking News...The entire two sites are devoted to racist and bigots. This is the alt right.

The level of abuse and discrimination against women and Democrats was the most disgusting bash fest I have ever read. The comments on women were so abusive and just disgusting. When I spoke out and gave it back to them in their own language I was banned.

There were over three hundred comments in a few hour period about how fat, disgusting, old fried in lard....the sexual comments. If this is America we are in big trouble.

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#945734 Review #945734 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Lincoln, California
Service
Disqus Customer Care
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Short Review on October 14, 2016

Bias moderators ban commentors from their threads. Phony balonie IMO
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#936569 Review #936569 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Houston, Texas
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Disqus customer service

Suddenly found I could not log into my disqus account. Tried everything I know and could not get the problem corrected. The irony is Disqus is an internet company that you cannot directly contact nor can you call them. The problem in spite of my letters to them continues and they don't even have the courtesy to contact me to resolve the problem. What kind of company does not let you contact them? It seems me resorting to snail mail to correct a problem is rather shameful on the part of an internet company. I would say their service is horrible and inconsiderate. Hope I can get this resolved in the next year. Jim Shuler
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#918083 Review #918083 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Schertz, Texas
Product
Disqus Account
Cons
  • Customer service
  • Very frustrating
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Disqus is not a good provider for comments

I agree that many of the complaints made against Disqus are valid. Disqus has no proven desire to support commentary by individuals, but rather they are only interested in extracting information that can be used to their personal benefit at the detriment of those they are offering their so-called "service". In fact, they infringe upon the rights of valid expression of those by interfering with their unwanted bullying presence. Guilty of supporting their evil methods are many corporations that contract or use Disqus as their commentary provider. Disqus is unfair and unjust in their practices. Any check in the check mark box is NOT an agreement to the Pissed Consumer Terms and Service. Such requirement by the site in order for one to submit their complaint is an infringement upon one's right of Freedom of Speech and expression, as the site does not offer any way of publicly addressing or expressing such opinion otherwise, and that not checking the box the review is otherwise simply rejected. The check mark used is NOT a release nor is it an agreement to the terms, and, as such, Consumer Opinion LLC remains liable for their actions.
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#917086 Review #917086 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Angeles City, Angeles
Service
Disqus Forum
Reason of review
Bad quality

Ridiculous Commenting Platform

Another one of these *** platforms where all the little Asperger's creepazoids want you to use their product but never want to have to respond to customer issues. After zero response over several months regarding some serious issues, I ditched them and went to Facebook commenting. Got rid of trolls, everyone's happier. Basically, they offer a service and once you've included it at your site, they disappear forever. Terrible CS, terrible service, really, and not one that fosters discussion at all. Disqus is actually the perfect platform for bullies. More words? More? How many more? One hundred words? Not necessary. Disgus is awful, terrible, bad, useless, annoying, lousy, ***, blahblahblah, yadda yadda, have I reached one hundred words yet? Still trying to hit the one hundred word mark so I can post this very basic complaint about this terrible, horrible no good service that was of no use to me whatsoever.
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#915818 Review #915818 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Francisco, California
Service
Disqus Forum
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
None. Just don't use it.

Disqus Forum Review

Highly moderated in a bad way. Good luck.
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#892375 Review #892375 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Service
Disqus Forum
New Reviewer
Update by user Jul 06, 2016

Disqus says they are not bound by Freedom of speech.

Update by user Jul 06, 2016

I have found several people across the I-net complaining of the same item.

Original review posted by user Jul 01, 2016
Discuss says moderator contact info is available. Not so for gmartini. She deleted ALL of my posts on different discussion pages because I...
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#875221 Review #875221 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fairview, New Jersey

Allows Trolls to Bully & Censor Legit Posts

Nothing but a hassle to try and use Disqus as an interaction platform to engage in debates on current events. As an Editorial Cartoonist, the Comment Sections are one relevant tool to gathering the public's opinion. Almost every time I post an opinion, comment, etc... the internet trolls that want to shut down opinions they don't agree with only have to type "@troll" after my post and my post gets flagged and dropped. It's happened so much that Disqus has banned me (two times now) causing me to have to re-register. Now.. I could retaliate and "@troll" the trolls... but that's not who most of us are (luckily!). Way to go Disqus! Nothing but a streaming bunch of ill-mannered loud-mouthed bullies now - what a great "discussion"!
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#1193015

Disqus does nothing

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#866796 Review #866796 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Hopatcong, New Jersey
Reason of review
Allowing misuse
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Disqus flags legit comments as spam, aids Work-at-home scam comment spammers

Every time I post my comments on news article, they do not appear, I checked my comments and they were flagged as spam. And also when I try to flag a spam comment that promotes work-at-home and even try to report a user for spamming they ignored the problem and likely helping comment spammers promote work-at-home scams. Websites like Politico, ABC News, and World Net Daily should stop using Disqus. They are helping scam spammers and flag legit comments as spam. Disqus should be charged for corruption, money laundering and grand larceny. Webmasters i beg of you, and above ALL do not use Disqus for your blog. As for others Disqus users, please boycott this product.
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#864704 Review #864704 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fort Valley, Georgia
Service
Disqus Forum
New Reviewer

Disqus Customer Care Review from Los Angeles, California

I recently had all of my comments deleted by a moderator named JayS. Not only did he disagree with my statement that some liberals are intolerant of free speech but he and another moderator, @gmartini, told me to stay on topic or my comments would be removed. I reminded gmartini that in another conversations about transgenders, she wrote about her dogs and vegetable garden. She replied one day later by stating moderators can go off topic. Gmartini actually needed 24 hours in which to respond. What's more, Jay S. must have become obsessed with me because he continued to write to me coaxing me to submit an opinion about the topic he was moderating. I told him I wasn't wasting brain cells on his page which any well balanced person may have understood meant I had no interest in revisiting his site, Today he wrote to me again and told me if I retuned and went off topic he would delete all my comments. I replied, "poor little hypocrite.The emotionally erratic moderator deleted my comments. Over shadowing the deletion of mycomments is the dictatorial attitude by some moderators. If you look at gmartini's comments, you'll find many in which she tells people that if they don't like her comments that "then go somewhere else." I also received numerous harassing and unintelligent comments from JayS' followers and which went way off topic but JayS allowed those to remain on record.
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#1238131

They will follow you here too. Judging from how they are verbally insulting folks, I don't think they are dealing with all their faculties.

#1223770

There is no arbitration with Disqus or their moderators. Freedom of speech is non existent.

Disagreement with a mod can get you banned. Constitution is ignored.

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#838081 Review #838081 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Los Angeles, California
Service
Disqus Customer Care
Reason of review
Poor customer service
New Reviewer
Disqus - ABC suppression of free speech
ABC News is working hard to limit free speech, when they don't agree with the speech. They behave like gangsters, and DISQUS.COM is assisting them. They (ABC) didn't agree with my take on feminism, and they decided to block my Disqus account. Not only that. They also...
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#788537 Review #788537 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Service
Disqus Forum
Cons
  • Censorship
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Junior Reviewer
I know cyber bullying is a problem everywhere on the internet, but it wasn't until I experienced that I fully understood the problem. I am 61 and normally nothing bothers me. I thought that anything on the internet was a simple matter of ignoring it until the other...
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#1172425

I have the same problem. Disqus has flagged all my comments as spam but there are other Disqus users that post work-at-home scams, I tried to flag them and even report the user, but Disqus refuses to remove and ban these scammers. They are even aiding and abetting this work-at-home pyramid scheme.

Disqus should be charged with corruption, money laundering, and grand larceny.

Webmasters I beg of you DO NOT USE DISQUS for your blog.

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#773782 Review #773782 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Disqus Forum
Cons
  • Very frustrating
New Reviewer

Turned off

I asked a question perhaps they didn't like the issue although DIRTY Dutch seemed interested! Yeah right but I was told rudely that you don't start a conversation with a question ! Yet I read some people had done so ! If they couldn't handle question so be but don't BS me ok same to DIRTY DUTCH! Thank god I'm off that bigoted DIRTY SITE BYE!!!!!! I had also been on the same site and they were discussing this issue that's why I asked the q's and they were answering the questions concerning this issue I tried to get back on same page but I couldn't bc I had to enlist first ! I couldn't find the page so I started were I was at my mistake enough words?
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#704616 Review #704616 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Dade City North, Florida
Reason of review
Poor customer service