I have removed Disqus and replaced it with built-in static comments. Disqus comments are disabled, but still visible on any old posts1. New posts going forward will only use the new static comment system.
I had been wanting to switch off Disqus for a while. It has a few disadvantages:
- I have no control over comments except for the moderation tools Disqus provides.
- I have no control over how comments are displayed.
- I don’t know what Disqus is doing or might do with commenters’ personal information.
The new comment system does exactly what I want it to do and nothing more.
Edited to add: If anyone’s interested, I’m using the Jekyll Static Comments plugin by Matt Palmer, with a few personal modifications.
A lot of old posts don’t have any comments as of this writing, so I removed Disqus from those posts. I left the Disqus comment section only on posts that actually had comments. ↩