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Biased

Tried to comment about being attacked by blacks. No racist or derogatory terms were used, just wanted to tell it like it was. Disqus refused to let it be posted. Appears Disqus is being moderated by extreme progressives. Got totally fed up with denial of free speech and deleted my account. Was it because I used the word " black". I do not know as no explanation was given. I wonder if it is because I'm a white Christian male as I did use my actual picture of me in my avatar. I am decidedly alt-right. It seems we are being denied free speech on many platforms.
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#1092255 Review #1092255 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Disqus Forum
Reason of review
Biased
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Horrific den of unrepentant trolls doing illegal *** constantly.

Took literally two months for Disqus to respond regarding a person who'd been actively trying to *** online accounts of mine after seeing I use my real name on Disqus. Turned into a long event of him not only breaking the terms of service but committing multiple crimes in the process of doing so that Disqus never recognized and I had to report the incidents to to local police separately. Consequently, they are still actually trolling about and attempting to *** people's accounts, impersonating others, and abusing the Disqus platform rampantly since they only banned the account and refused to step towards any legal action.
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#1089051 Review #1089051 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Disqus Account
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
New Reviewer

Extremely biased. Too many comments are blocked.

Comments arbitrarily blocked for little or no reason other than a dissenting opinion. Many media sources are also blocked. Disqus usually only lets me post my, or similar comment in one single source and blocks out all other submissions. I am a commentator, not spam or advertising yet I am all by stopped from making any comments. All my attempts to contact them have failed. This is forcing me to file a complaint with the F.C.C. Civil Rights Division. If you would like to join in on the lawsuit contact me Richard at tooooothick@***.com. These people should not be allowed to use extreme censorship for whatever reason,
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#1073457 Review #1073457 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Disqus Media Forum
Reason of review
Bad quality

ALWAY MALFUNCTIONING TERRIBLE AND DISQUS DOES NOTHING

For the past 15 hours I have been unable to access comments on any disqus enabled site or through disqus itself. I have emptied my cache and deleted cookies in an attempt to remedy but this failed to have any effect. When I go to my profile I can see my notifications, I can see the sites I follow, but the comments just never appear. Prior to this I was having an issue with being able to actually type words into blank comment boxes, but reloading the page several times or clicking off-site then returning usually resolved that issue. Hopefully if this report gets a response for how to correct this problem, I'll see a notification in my email, because I certainly won't be able to see the response in the comments! edit: After a bit more exploration I want to be clear-- I can see my profile, I can see notifications, I can reply to past responses through notifications on my profile, but on no website including disqus proper can I load the comments beneath a specific post, period, end of statement. All I get are the animated 'waiting' icon and endless prompts to reload. editx2: And, not getting email notifications for responses to this post despite having subscribed to such, nor can I see full responses through my disqus notifications, only partial. Fabulous
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#1060452 Review #1060452 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Francisco, California
Product
Disqus Website
Reason of review
Bad quality

Impossible To Find A Human To Help

I inadvertantly entered my email incorrectly. There is no option on the site to correct it. When trying to make the correction myself, I was informed that it belonged to someone else - that would be me! Very frustrating! Can anyone help! Is there a human out there?
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#1047921 Review #1047921 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Disqus Website
Reason of review
Bad quality
New Reviewer

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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5 comments
#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 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
  • Very frustrating
  • Customer service
Reason of review
Poor customer service

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.
New Reviewer

Review in Media category from Fairview, New Jersey

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 asked her why someone else's post was deleted and who was it. Basic must questions for journalists. She shuts down constitutional free speech. Glad she is not moderator for presidential debates. If a Pres.debate participant was asked these questions and they attempted to throw the moderator out of the building there would be an uproar unmatched.
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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
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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7 comments
#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