Front page comments powered by Disqus

We will now be using Disqus to power the comments of the front page. You’ll be able to create a new profile with Disqus that will track your comments not only on SRK but across the web on popular sites like CNN, IGN, Engadget, etc. Disqus is used by over half a million websites.

If you’re not interested in creating another account, you can also easily login using Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo or OpenID.

Disqus also includes a notification and reply system that lets you know when you’ve received a response a comment you’ve left on the site. Best of all, you can continue the conversation straight from te e-mail.

We’ve also enabled inline media embedding with media services like YouTube, Flickr and more. Attach media such as photos and videos right within the comments,

Hope everyone enjoys the new system

Can you post the link to the commenter registration page for Disqus? I found the link on their website but I think it’s broken cause when I click it it takes me back to their homepage instead of a registration page.

Just in case I’m doing it wrong. (I’m a newb to disqus)

-I visit their page
-I click on sign up in the top right corner, it opens up a register area but for your website (if you have one)
-There is an option on the right hand side that says “Don’t have a website? Create a commenter account” (I click here and this is where it just throws me back to the disqus homepage.


Click on the “login” or “Disqus” button on any commenting section. You’ll get a popup box that’ll allow you to register a new Disqus profile from our site.

It worked. Thanks for the tip.


Thank you! Not a fan of Facebook comments…

Well that’s… better anyway.

Though given the epic awfulness of the comments on CNN’s site I’m not sure this is an improvement in the level of discourse as compared to the worst trolling that ever happened with SRK’s in-house user-name system.

Honest question, is it possible for you to format the pages in such a way that Google et al don’t add posters’ names to their search indices? Tried it out earlier and if you select a post made by someone with a distinctive personal name and do a search on Google for it, it does in fact return the comment on SRK as a top 10 result. Might not bother everybody, might not even affect me just because enough other people share my name, but I know some of the people that post here would appreciate it.

All sentiments seconded.

you can change your viewable name by making a disqus account and have whatever name shown.

Well, I do understand that it isn’t your job to police people’s privacy for them. Thanks though for at least giving users the chance to do it for themselves.

Nice work.

I’ll give the Disqus system this - at least there’s a feature to flag comments that are spam, trolling, et al.

That’s Google’s doing, not SRK. SRK can’t do much when it comes to changing the way Google searches for key words.

Just create another account via Disqus that’s meant only for SRK.

Not a fan of secondary off-site logins for comments. One login for one site and all forums associated. It was working fine here for some time, then you hit a glitch, threw up your hands in defeat, and outsourced the problem to some other service. That’s lazy.

Not that I’m qualified to talk about particular implementations of it, but you can do quite a bit about how Google indexes your content. For example, from:

"If you use both a robots.txt file and robots meta tags
If the robots.txt and meta tag instructions for a page conflict, Googlebot follows the most restrictive. More specifically:
[]If you block a page with robots.txt, Googlebot will never crawl the page and will never read any meta tags on the page.
]If you allow a page with robots.txt but block it from being indexed using a meta tag, Googlebot will access the page, read the meta tag, and subsequently not index it.
Valid meta robots content values
Googlebot interprets the following robots meta tag values:
[]**NOINDEX **- prevents the page from being included in the index.
]**NOFOLLOW **- prevents Googlebot from following any links on the page. (Note that this is different from the link-level NOFOLLOW attribute, which prevents Googlebot from following an individual link.)
[]**NOARCHIVE **- prevents a cached copy of this page from being available in the search results.
]**NOSNIPPET **- prevents a description from appearing below the page in the search results, as well as prevents caching of the page.
[]**NOODP **- blocks the Open Directory Project description of the page from being used in the description that appears below the page in the search results.
]**NONE **- equivalent to “NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW”."