Profiles Overview and F.A.Q.

Disqus commenter profiles make it even easier to get to know and follow the people participating in your favorite online communities.

What do profiles look like?


Better user experience

The new profile design upgrades the display of information to match the look of Home and notifications, it also makes a user's profile more visually scannable using article images and taking advantage of the extra room in the sidebar to space information out a bit. When you’re done checking out a profile, you can easily jump right back into the comments by clicking the "X", or by clicking outside of the sidebar frame, without having the reload the page or hit the back button.

Following made easy

We’ve also made it easier to follow your favorite community members by including a nice large follow button as well as including two new tabs that show a user’s list of followers, and a list of people that the user is following.  

The new profiles were designed with mobile in mind so they will automatically resize to fit all different screen sizes – this makes the whole experience seamless no matter what device you’re using.

Profiles in iOS

Update Your Own Profile

You can make your new profile shine by uploading your own custom avatar as well as adding a short bio about yourself. To experience the new Disqus profiles, click on any commenter profile photo your find in your favorite Disqus community.

The latest profile features at a glance:

  • Profiles open in the sidebar next to the comments so you never lose your reading place again

  • Ability to see the recent activity, comments, following lists, and favorite discussions of any user

  • Report a user that's breaking the Disqus Terms of Service (spam, inappropriate profile, etc.)

  • Responsive styles automatically resize the profile to fit different window heights

  • Automatic Translations: The profile modal uses the same language as the embed from which it is launched​​


Where can I find my total number of positive votes?

The upvote count is displayed for each user directly in the profile bio. Total number of upvotes can also be seen by hovering your mouse over an avatar next to any comment. Positive Votes

Why would I want to follow another user?

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 Home feeds and Daily Digest Email.

Following users is a great way to discover new communities that you never knew existed.  Everyone has different interests so following some of your favorite commenters can be a great way to find new and interesting communities.  


Where can I find interesting people to follow?

To get you started, head over to Home and follow some users that are already using Disqus. You can follow other Disqus users the way you normally would from the discussion or on someone's profile, but we've also added some new ways to follow people. 

If someone starts following you, or they reply to one of your comments, the you can follow them from within your notification feed by clicking the follow button next to their name. 

You can also follow a user from the Interesting Commenters section in the sidebar of the homepage.

Can I hide my profile activity from being shown?

Yes! You can make your profile activity private which will also disable following for your account. Your avatar and display name will still be public. While you can make your profile activity private, your comments will still be public in the original discussion thread, and may show up in search engines, for example.

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