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.


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 '16 at 5:22

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