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I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

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I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not responding. I have an account with Fox News and can login without trouble. When I try to comment or reply to articles a window will open and three dots will appear. At this point I should be able to type in a comment. The status line shows a number of servers at work but never completing a connection.

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New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

I can't post a comment either! Has anyone figured out what the problem is yet?

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

I have the same problem. I downloaded Disqus and tried commenting through their site/program. It worked for a while but the moderation was so tough, I could never say exactly what I wanted without spacing out words. On a message board one day a fellow stated that you can post with less scrutiny if you post through Fox News and not Disqus. So I deleted Disqus and can post a little better but only as a reply most of the time and not in the box at the bottom. Disqus still moderates the replies, so I do not know what difference it makes either way, it is still messed up or I am missing something important. There is no help on the Fox New site. Also does anyone know how to block someone from making a reply to you, it seems this is happening to me by certain trolls, how does this happen?

New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

I can log in...but then there is no "comment box" and no "reply" button only the "like" and "flag" buttons.

New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

The problem is Firefox Version 6. Disqus at sites other than Fox works just fine with Firefox version 6. I suspect that this is an attack on Fox News by Mozilla. I have had not responses to a number of e-mails sent to Mozilla.

To correct the situation you can download version 5.1 (Firefox) uninstall version 6 and install 5.1 or, use another web browser. I am currently using Firefox 5.1 but will switch to another browser if I don't hear about a correction from mozilla soon. I really don't like programs telling me where I can post comments pro or con.

At last count there are over 100 people having this problem,. Where is Firefox with an explanation.

New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

I had this problem too, and found out the issue was the Ghostery Add-on. Go into the Ghostery options and uncheck Disqus from the blocked web bugs. It should work fine after that.

New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

Unfortunately I don't use that add-on.

New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

foxnews.com OpenID login workaround

Problem: no access to disqus login option box on foxnews.com

Not long ago I was no longer able to post comments with a foxnews account ( I hope it wasn't something I wrote ). I've been trying an OpenID account lately but the disqus login options box is not always enabled. The workaround below has been working for me. This is not directly related to the original post but I'm wondering if these problems are related???

I have not tried this for a foxnews account login, just an OpenID account login

This worked in FireFox 4.0. I have later versions of FF installed without add-ons installed on another computer I use for development, but have not tried this workaround on those versions.

The workaround:

go to another site where you can login to your OpenID account

enable that site and disqus.com in NoScript ( FF should automatically refresh with the change to NoScript )

login to OpenID ( I checked the stay signed in box )

Note: to log out, go back to the above site. foxnews page doesn't show a button to log out

open foxnews site

enable foxnews.com and disqus.com in NoScript ( FF should automatically refresh with the change to NoScript )

or

with foxnews.com and disqus.com enabled in NoScript

refresh foxnews site

post comments


Things I have found that have affected various site logins:

enable third party cookies related to the login

enable third party sites related to the login in NoScript

disable Adblock Plus


I would be interested to know if this workaround works for other versions of FF

New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

I have the same problem, but I think I understand the problem: I use both Mozilla and Safari, and sometimes neither one of them make any difference whatsoever regarding comment boxes on the Fox News website. What I have noticed is that you are able to respond to new articles, but after they've been up a while they seem to close them to comments. This morning I was able to comment on a story that just appeared. My two cents.

New User

Re: I can’t comment on Fox news, disqus is not respounding.

GOOD NEWS! I just logged out and then logged back in and whalah! the comments box reappeared!