How To: Moderate Comments Using Disqus

May 7, 2013

Core Publisher is working with Disqus to help you create community using your content through comment moderation.

Disqus (pronounced like “Discuss”) is an online service that offers a way for visitors to your site to leave comments and have discussions about issues that you write posts about. From the Disqus website:

Disqus (dis·cuss • dĭ-skŭs’) is all about changing the way people think about discussion on the web. We’re big believers in the conversations and communities that form on blogs and other sites.

Visitors to your site can “Like” your post and leave comments. They can also “Like” and add comments to Disqus posts from other visitors, creating local and nationwide discussions on issues and events that are important to your demographic.

A screenshot of Disqus in action on a live post

Once you have a Disqus account, you can log in at http://disqus.com/. There, you can moderate your comments and comment settings.

Disqus makes it extremely easy to moderate comments that visitors post on your articles by giving you three quick and simple options:

1.    Through your email – Every time someone posts a comment, you will receive an email at the address that you used to sign up for the account. You can respond to the email with either “Delete”, “Approve” or “Spam” to moderate. You can also respond to the email with text to post a response.

2.    On the Disqus website – Logging into Disqus gives you the option to approve and delete comments. You can also block users from posting and mark comments as spam. On the website, you can also set your moderation preferences.

3.    On your post – When you are logged into Disqus, each comment on a Core Publisher post has a “Moderate” option. Selecting that will open a pop-up window that allows you to perform any of the above-mentioned moderation options.

Disqus provides great documentation at http://docs.disqus.com/kb! If you don’t have a Disqus account yet, please see your Station Support Manager for more assistance.