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Getting Started

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Connect Your Content to Your Community

​There are many factors that go into creating content that generates great discussion –– maybe it’s a provoking photo, some well-timed commentary on current events, or a philosophical forray that makes your rea...

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Comment Policy

Your Comment Policy is a place for you to set the tone of your community and lay a foundation for what is acceptable. They also provide a reference for making moderation decisions. If you ever need to ban a mem...

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Creating Engaging Discussions

The ability to start your own discussions is new on Disqus. Knowing exactly which topics will spark an interesting discussion can be hard, but we have a few tips for getting off on the right foot. Make Sure Y...

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Guiding your Community from Good to Great

​Welcome to the discussion! Jump to this week’s questions. The internet is like a giant delicious pie that’s filled with all kinds of cool junk, and you are building a community for a very specific slice of th...

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How to Increase Reader Engagement and Retention

An engaged audience is more likely to spend more time on your site—and then come back and do it again. More importantly, engaged readers help ensure higher publisher earnings for sites with ads enabled. But how...

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Best Practices for Moderating Sites

Include and exclude specific accounts Ban culprit accounts Turn on pre-moderation and use Trusted User list Adjust your forum settings Enable comment flagging Use the Restricted Word List...

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Sample Community Guidelines

Every site or channel on Disqus over time should develop their own community guidelines that considers the community they are trying to cultivate and reflects the types of discussions they want to encourage. He...

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Stay a Little Longer - Disqus Tools to Engage Readers

A core mission of Disqus is to develop new ways to help publishers continually engage their community. Three Disqus tools that drive reader engagement are featured comments, reply notifications, and user mentio...

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Embedding a comment on your website or blog

Embedded comments let you bring the best comments in your community directly into the content you publish on any website. No longer will you need to take screenshots of comments to share in a blog post. Just us...

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