I was checking out this awesome article here https://stackoverflow.blog/2016/10/bye-bye-bullets-the-stack-overflow-developer-story-is-the-new-technical-resume/

and went over to make a comment and realized its asking me to log in via either

  • Disqus
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google

Stack Overflow Blog comments screenshot

I double checked to see that I was already logged in to Stack Overflow, so

  • Why is it now requiring me to log in to a totally different system to comment on the blogs?
  • Why do I need to identify myself via another system?

This seems totally counter productive as:

  • What if I do not want to share my identity on one of those social networks to comment here

  • When stackoverflow already has my login data, requiring me extra steps to identify myself again and that too with a totally different login system.

1 Answer 1


The comments system is managed by Disqus. This is discussed in the blog post about the blog's redesign.

There was really only one common solution we found that was compatible: Disqus.

The lack of Stack Exchange login is mentioned specifically.

it meant we had to sacrifice a few things like Stack Exchange login capability. Those were things we could reasonably deal with.

Disqus doesn't provide a mechanism for integrating with the Stack Exchange login, so you'll need to authenticate using one of the supported methods.

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    Ohk, seems there were some decisions made at that time which caused that. Although it seems disqus has ability for Single Sign On - help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/1104796-single-sign-on which explicitly mentions not having the need to get a disqus global account and the site can use their own database of users. Might be worth looking in to implement this in the future.
    – pal4life
    Dec 25, 2016 at 5:22

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