Following other users

Following users is a great way to discover new content, and be part of the most recent conversations happening in your network.

Why should I follow other people?

Many comments posted through Disqus are hilarious, insightful, or just fascinating to read. Following other users keeps you up-to-date with the latest news that's relevant to you. After you choose to follow someone, his or her activity will show up in your My Disqus tab and Dashboard activity stream (use the “Context” button to get the full conversation).

My Disqus network tab

Follow people that interest you

When you follow people on Disqus, their conversations and activity will populate your Network tab . You'll see what they comment on most, what they upvote, and where the conversation is happening. 

How do I follow/unfollow others?

You can follow a user by expanding their profile (by clicking their avatar) and selecting the "Follow" button.
Embed version of profile
You can unfollow a user in a few different ways: 

  • By selecting "Following" button with the method described above.
  • Through the Dashboard, by either clicking the user's avatar in the sidebar and selecting "Following" button from the pop-up window.
User profile pop up window
  • Or by clicking your follow total (the number of people you are following) to see the option to unfollow users.

    Unfollow options in dashboard


How do I find people to follow?

You can get started following other users using the Suggested Followers page. Users connected through Facebook will appear on the Facebook tab. If you'd like to be excluded from this list, you'll need to unlink Facebook from within your Profile settings.

How do I block people from following me?

While the functionality to block followers doesn't currently exist within Disqus, you do have the option of making your activity on Disqus private. Additional guidance on what to do when situations on Disqus become abusive can be found in our Abuse Documentation.

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