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That blog doesn't ring true.

They've had the program in place for years (~2012) and it is opt-in. Author didn't seem to contact Disqus to see if this was a mistake or intentional, and doesn't mention if the domain had the Revenue option enabled. He just says 'I remember once clicking an unrelated option about showing inline ads, that should have been good enough'.

Seems like a senseless ragequit.

I doubt I enabled this and I just checked and my disqus comments also go through this.

S/He does link to a complaint on Disqus's forums about it. So, it does seem to be taking other people by surprise too:


Disqus is going to start forcing some blogs to either ad-support or get a subscription: https://blog.disqus.com/advertising-will-remain-optional-for...

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