As will all things on the internet, Disqus don’t charge for their commenting service, so they probably do something with the collected data. There’ve been privacy concerns over the years and folks like Brett Terpstra have migrated away from Disqus quite some time ago.
I now found out that the FastComments service charges a bit of money (so I’m their customer), can import existing Disqus comment databases, and looks way more minimalistic. You can see the comment box below.
So FastComments it is for now! Let’s see how they perform.
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