Founded in 2007 by Simon Brew, Den of Geek (DoG) covers film, TV, streaming content, comics books, video games, and more. The site expanded to US and Canadian markets in 2012 and has been on the rise ever since. ?
Similar to Den of Geek, Geek Tyrant covers much more than just movies. They also provide news and updates in the worlds of gaming, art, music, comics, and their journalists regularly take viewers inside events like Comic-Con, Sundance Film Festival, and E3.
Founded in 2001, Super Hero Hype has been a fan-favorite for many years as a source of news and updates on superhero movies, video games, tv shows, comic books, and more. The site has a thriving forum where users come together to discuss and debate on topics ranging from movies, books, and music, to politics, sports, and tech support.
Both the Disqus site and comment system were translated into more than sixty languages in 2011. With the introduction of the new Disqus in 2012, language support dropped to seven languages and even though Disqus accepts applications for new languages, only one has been added since bringing the current number of supported languages to eight as of 2013[update].
"For a Few Dollars More" has lots of stuff like that, but it's on a larger, more melodramatic scale, if that's possible. Shoot-outs aren't over in a few minutes like they were in "High Noon." They last forever.
Animal Charity Evaluators is doing point 1 well in my opinion, but some shortcomings in point 2 render their surface-level summaries much less valuable to me than their full reviews. I can imagine that it can be hard to keep pros and cons in proportion when the content is so much more condensed, but maybe some good designer can find a way.
Then the versioning of the reviews could be handled better. It looks all very manual at this stage. A wiki-like structure with a history built in would be more intuitive to read, easier to maintain, and maybe also easier for search engines to understand.
I agree with Ben M that the site is good overall. My main item of feedback is that when I link people to GiveWell for the first time, they should have a better experience. So the front page should be prettier with some more pictures, and then when they click through, presumably to the recommendations, the text should be a bit larger, and again there should be some more images.
I spent a while on the website before I realized that there was an easy way to give to your top charities according to your recommended allocations. Drawing even more attention to this on the home page (perhaps putting it front and center), making it clear that the allocations will be done for the user, and then including links there to find out more about how these charities and allocations were chosen may help increase giving.
Absolutely correct. When I first installed disqus I had no problems, but today I checked and found an endless chain of advertizing redirects. I deactivated the disqus wordpress plugin and my page speed was cut in half, and my grades went from a D and an E to an A and a B.
Totally agree, kind of like hopping a sprint instead of running, great article by the way, I actually came here to confirm a question I had about disqus before deciding for a site, glad I checked first
Authors have repeatedly told us how much they value feedback on their manuscripts and we are convinced that increasing the use of the comments section will benefit authors and readers alike. We are looking forward to many more engaging discussions!
As I stated earlier, Disqus is owned by data/ad company ("Data-driven marketing powered by AI"). This is a large company with more than $400 million in annual revenue. They own the "The Web's Largest First-Party Data Set". While Disqus allows third parties like Viglink to directly access your website, they also collect information by themselves and shares them with more third-parties. Twitter has also been one of their old customers. (see data.disqus.com)
After such a careful build, there's the slightest sense of letdown when a wow of a revelation doesn't quite pay off; it's followed by some regrettably on-the-nose summing up. You're expecting more of a horror beat to go out on, but for Diallo, the horror is that things will just continue as before. Any tale set at a place like Ancaster, its hateful baubles still gathering dust on shelves, would need to resemble some kind of ghost story. In Master (which begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video March 18), the ghosts are alive and well. They're not even ghosts. Grade: A-
(Note, these model/observation comparisons use a baseline period of 1970-1990 to align observations and models during the early years of the analysis, which shows how temperatures have evolved over time more clearly.)
To account for this, more recently, researchers have created blended model fields, which include sea surface temperatures over the oceans and surface air temperatures over land, in order to match what is actually measured in the observations. These blended fields, shown by the dashed line in the figure above, show slightly less warming than global surface air temperatures, as models have the air over the ocean warming faster than sea surface temperatures in recent years.
But today I'd like to focus the comment discussion on Disqus 2012 so that we can collect even more meaningful feedback. Tell us what you like, what you don't like, and what you'd like to see that is not there.
I would forgo every nicety and atom of perfection for the grossest stab and cross blog and cross commentor community.As @ErikSchwartz:disqus puts it above, community as discovery is it, the missing link on the web.
so it shows up on disqus but not on avc? that relates to what @cammacrae:disqus and i discussed elsewhere in this thread, in that the HTML source code suggests it is getting indexed on disqus but not on avc.
You nailed it Luke, for all the reasons you stated above the old disqus was a community enabler, the new disqus is just a sterile version of reddit or YC and does not encourage engagement in the same way.
Maybe not. I think the community aspect is missing. The familiarity of getting used to a particular character and their shtick is what makes it all work (for me at least). Same reason people watch any TV show. Becomes more enjoyable once you know the characters. In the case of random graffiti on any website that is all missing. You just have a bunch of people saying shit.
I use both Disqus and Engagio together. Engagio helps me stay focused on the replies and that makes me more productive and allows me to participate in the discussion without having to sift through all the comments every time.
You need to let me reply from within disqus and/or go directly to a comment in a thread. The current system only takes me to the blog post, and then I have to find the comment I want to reply to. Super inefficient.
People are often more likely to take a look at your answer on Google My Business reviews to see if you genuinely care about your customers. Ensure you act the right way without letting your emotions overpower you. Formulate a professional and well-thought-out response to a fake negative review.
No reminders or snoozes - Without getting reminders, you may take a week or more to reply to the reviews, or you may even miss answering to the critical reviews, and lose the opportunity to win new clients. You can activate the "Snooze" function in Statusbrew to avoid missing out on the reviews that require significant attention!
Sit back and do not stress! There is not much more you can do at this point! Just carry on with your efforts to get positive reviews, respond to negative reviews, and get reviews removed if they are indeed fake.
Within each of these dimensions, there are options. Complicating matters, not all of the options are equally effective. For example, decisions around class size will greatly constrain what strategies you can use. Practice and feedback, for example, are well established in the literature, but it's harder to implement this as class size grows, eventually reaching a point where it's just not possible for an instructor to provide quality feedback. In the case of synchrony, what you choose will really depend on your learners' characteristics and what best meets their needs (adult learners require more flexibility, so asynchronous is usually best, perhaps with optional synchronous sessions, whereas younger learners benefit from the structure of required synchronous sessions).
Typical planning, preparation, and development time for a fully online university course is six to nine months before the course is delivered. Faculty are usually more comfortable teaching online by the second or third iteration of their online courses. It will be impossible for every faculty member to suddenly become an expert in online teaching and learning in this current situation, in which lead times range from a single day to a few weeks. While there are resources to which faculty can turn for assistance, the scale of change currently being required on many campuses will stress the systems that provide those resources and most likely will surpass their capacities. Let's face it: many of the online learning experiences that instructors will be able to offer their students will not be fully featured or necessarily well planned, and there's a high probability for suboptimal implementation. We need to recognize that everyone will be doing the best they can, trying to take just the essentials with them as they make a mad dash during the emergency. Thus, the distinction is important between the normal, everyday type of effective online instruction and that which we are doing in a hurry with bare minimum resources and scant time: emergency remote teaching. 2b1af7f3a8