Conflicts with Disqus comment count Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Just fyi, while this is a great add-on, something in it conflicts with the Disqus plugin, such that if you have the comment count for posts on your front page, it doesn't update. (I.e., you could have comments on a post, but your comment count will still echo "0 comments".)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (220.127.116.117.1-signed).
Thanks for your review. The reason why DNTMe conflicts with Disqus--and this is something that many people aren't aware of--is that Disqus does a lot of tracking. The idea is to keep user comments more civil and higher quality because they're tied to your singular reputation, but there are privacy concerns. People understand that the Disqus widget is a commenting system, but it's also a tracking system. It follows a user's activities across sites that use Disqus, even if the user is logged out. Information tracked by Disqus.com, which may be disclosed to 3rd parties, includes pseudonymous analytics data such as a users IP address, their web-browser's version and installed add-ons, and their referring pages and exit links. Although this data is referred to by Disqus as "Non-Personally Identifiable Information," such data, when aggregated, has been shown to be usable for de-anonymizing users. Disqus has also come under fire for privacy issues after it published its users' full commenting histories on user profile pages that were visible to the public.
You can always allow Disqus in DNTMe if you want to use it to comment on the site, but we include it as a tracker for the reasons above.
-The Abine Team