Comments - Disqus
How it works:
- Comments in the Disqus backend are called posts. Because Disqus is used with blogs and other content management systems, using "posts" leads to ambiguity, so they are called comments in the frontend or when describing to end-users.
- Threads contain comments. A thread is associated with a page which has Disqus embedded. For example, a page located at http://example.com/my-blog-post.html will have one unique thread associated with that page. This thread will contain all of the comments on the page, as well as everything else that is relevant to that instance of Disqus (such as likes, participating users, and other metadata). Threads are uniquely identified by either a page-provided identifier or a URL.
- A forum is a website's account on Disqus. Note that this is not the same as the user account which registered the website. A forum indicates the website's community on Disqus and is identified by the forum's shortname. Take this example if your website is located at http://example.com. Your website's name may be called My Example Website. Your forum shortname on Disqus may be myexamplewebsite.
For more terminology definitions, please read List of Terminology.
- Create an account on Disqus.com
- Request an asset for your site by contacting an OU Web Admin
- Mention your username so the Admin can add you as a moderator.
- Mention what OU directory the asset will be used in.
- Once you hear back from the Admin, drop the asset on any page you want the comments to show on. (As long as the page is within the directory sent in the above step.) The asset name will be communicated to you by the Admin.
Moderating the comments:
- Log in to your account on disqus.com
- Click on "Dashboard" on the top left side of the screen.
- Under "Your Sites", you should see the title of your website/webpage. If you don't see that, please contact a Web Admin to add you as a website moderator on Disqus.
- Click on "Admin" on the top left side of the screen.
- On this page, you should be able to Approve, Delete or mark a post as Spam.
Please note that you can only have one comment (input) box per page.