How can I connect my Disqus account with the Facebook or Google login system at MakeUseOf?

Tilman Bauer February 26, 2012
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I used to be really active on the MakeUseOf Answers site, but then I kind of had a longer break – and now I am back! To my big (and honestly not so pleasant) surprise, I am not able to ask and answer questions here anymore the way it used to be possible, i.e. with a Disqus account! MakeUseOf now requires everyone to login with Facebook, Google, or one of the other systems, but Disqus is NOT supported anymore as a login method. :(

My question is: Is there a way to connect (or import) my old Disqus account – which shows the number of posts I have written on the MakeUseOf Answers site – with this Facebook account that I am logged into right now? If it would be possible, I would have all my posts in one place (on the Disqus account page), so I really would like to continue using Disqus. How can I do it?

Thanks for your help!



P.S. Nice to be back =)

  1. Ch?p Cánh ??c M?
    August 22, 2012 at 3:26 am

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  2. candeobarun
    April 20, 2012 at 5:54 am

    testing the site...

  3. Maxi Dresses
    April 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm


  4. Escorte de Lux
    April 4, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Nice way to import Disqus comments. Thanks for sharing buddy!!

  5. Facebook Applications
    March 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Its pretty easy just google it and you'll find the answer LOL :p


  6. James Bruce
    February 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

    As Nayak says, you can still log in perfectly well with your Disqus account. If you're unable to see the Disqus system or Disqus login button, it may be that you're blocking Javascript. 

    Currently, there is no requirement to login via social. Howeverm you should be aware that we're having a lot of problems with Disqus, and are very close to removing it altogether - at which point, yes, login in via social options will be the only choice, and all Disqus connections will be removed. 

    • Tilman
      March 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      @muo_jamesbruce:disqus, what will happen to the "reputation" I have built up using Disqus at MUO after Disqus will be removed?
      @13jay:disqus and @nayak22h:disqus thanks for your answers! :)

      • Tina
        March 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        I'm afraid it will vanish. However, it has already been replaced by another point system, which will actually be meaningful on MakeUseOf. Earning points using this system will create benefits, such as being able to enter contests and other perks.

        • Tilman
          March 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

          Hi Tina! :) What about transferring the "reputation" from Disqus to the new point system? Would that be feasible?

        • James Bruce
          March 8, 2012 at 8:21 am

          No, there is no way to transfer that. 

  7. Jay.0
    February 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    1) If the email of your facebook account and disqus account is the same, you can combine the comments.

    Did you use the same email?

    Last time, a similar question was asked, and disqus support was ready to support anyone with this question.

    2) And you can still use disqus login, once you logout from the new facebook etc based login system.

    And - you are not able to ask question without the social login at the moment,
    but you can certainly comment like you were able to do it before,
    using disqus, once you logout from the faceook based login.

    • custom facebook applications
      March 20, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Really awesome and informative answer, well done.

  8. Karkala Nayak
    February 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Hello Tilman,

    Just below your question descripton and above the big Heading "Add New Comment", there is a Disqus Bar.
    There is also a Login button

    Click on the login button 
    A popup will open then login with your Disqus account or your Facebook Or your any other account as they state.

    That's It..

    There is another way

    First In google chrome

    Login with your Id
    Open another Tab and load
    you will be automatically loggedin in makeuseof

    so you will be able to comment with your disqus account

    I have attached a picture check it out to find the disqus bar below your question where the login button is.

    I hope it helped

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