What is Disqus commenting system?

Disqus is a popular third party commenting system that Chapman University has integrated into its blog network for comment management. Disqus works with WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Drupal, etc., which allow for users to set up a centralized account. Each specific CU blog manager(s) is required to set up a Disqus account to monitor commenting activity on their specific blog. Per our commenting policy, blog managers must follow the comment moderation rules develop by Strategic Marketing & Communications.

Setting up your Disqus account

Step One:  Sign up for a personal account on disqus.com. This will be the account that is linked to the moderation of your blog.

Step Two: Send your Web Coordinator your Disqus username. They will attach your username to the moderator list of the blog.

Step Three: Once you are added by the Web Coordinator, you can log into the comment system through the blog commenting tab. Within this area, please change your settings to make sure you are notified of comments being posted. You can do this by following the steps below:

  1. In the Disqus backend, navigate to your account settings through the gear icon found in the top right corner.
  2. In the drop-down that appears, choose “settings”
  3. Once in the settings tab, navigate to the “moderation” section. This is where you can indicate the level of notifications you get personally. We recommend all three of the top options 1) Newly posted 2) Pending 3) Marked as Spam

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Managing your Account

Please review the Strategic Marketing & Communications’ Commenting Guidelines. As the blog owner, you are responsible for the moderation of the comments happening on your blog posts. It is good etiquette to be responsive if people ask questions and to makes sure deliberately hateful posts are moderated. More details can be found in the guidelines on how to respond to different situations.