Matt Baer from Write.as wrote about his ideas for a comment system for Write.as called Remark.as. I think he thought things out pretty well and instead of just building a comment system as known from other blog systems, he found a good solution that allows human conversations.
My aim is to address the problems of spam and trolling on personal blogs by gently adding friction, while sending conversation to the most fitting digital channel (which might not be blog comments).
Marko Saric wrote down a few reasons, why you should remove Disqus from your website:
Embedding Disqus makes your site slow Disqus tracks your visitors and shows ads Disqus inserts its own affiliate links in comments and content (for example when you mention Amazon, it inserts an affiliate link to Amazon, to get a referral fee with every purchase) It’s not possible to entirely disable advertising without paying for the premium plan of $10/month, but there are some settings that can make things a bit better.
When you publish websites, write blog posts and make them available on the internet, it’s not uncommon, that you also want to get statistics about how many people read your stuff, how many people visit your website etc. And you also want to enable comments under your blog posts, giving people an opurtunity to ask questions or just leave a reply.
For the first case Google Analytics is the most widely used solution.