Announcement: Disqus Promoted Comments are Turned Off Jan 24, 2015

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Over the past week, Disqus – the comment platform used on the site – added a feature to all forums called Promoted Comments. Their reasoning was something along the lines of “Fortune 500 companies will pay to have their products advertised on your site.” Uh, not cool, guys. Personally, I see features like that on click-hole websites, not on a community like this.

Problem is, there was no “opt out” / “enable” button on the Disqus admin menu. So all forums were forced into this. Which sucks.

After a week of back and forth, mixed in with angry Tweets directed at Disqus, they claim to have disabled them for the Radavist. Hopefully this means they’re gone for good, because they were an eyesore and I apologize.

In the future, if you see any, screenshot them and post them up in the comments, please.

Thanks for your patience…

  • kasual

    Good on you for taking a stand. I have to say that I’m genuinely surprised they made that concession. Unfortunate that that we’re now seeming more promoted content on services that were once largely ad free (Instagram and tumblr come to mind), but I guess this how these companies plan further monazite these platforms once they have been successfully integrated and adopted.

    I’m also glad you were able to keep disqus as I think it’s done a lot for the website community comments.

  • Mom’s Spaghetti

    TO ANYONE THAT NEVER SAW THE PROMOTED COMMENTS IN THE FIRST PLACE: DISABLE AD-BLOCK FOR THE RADAVIST NOW.

    • Sean Curran

      Also, remember to do it on the domain, not the just home page. I complained about the galleries not looking right once, until I realized it was only disabled on the home page.

  • Patrick Murphy

    This is why I fucking love the Radavist. Thank you.

    • leeon

      I know right, it shows the negative nancy’s and nay-sayers that visit this site, that the radavist really does what they believe in

  • naisemaj

    good on you, those were god awful

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    Huzzah!

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  • Matt Long

    noticed them and thought they looked out of place. nice that they are gone.

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  • Ultra_Orange

    Cool they got me confused more then once, was like “what the hell does this have to do with anything??”

  • Marc Brown

    Good on you for taking a stand. I have to say that I’m genuinely surprised they made that concession.

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