Saturday, October 21, 2017

Superconvergence - Vox Day

How converged does a commenting service have to be to refuse service to modestly controversial site anyway?
On Monday evening, I received an email from stating that they are suspending all Disqus services to Return Of Kings starting on October 20, 2017. Here is the full email:

Hi there,

We wanted to reach out to inform you that your site has been found to be in conflict with the terms of use of Disqus. Because of this, Disqus is unable to offer your site continued discussion services past the end of this week.

I replied asking what specific terms were violated but have not yet received a response. I’m guessing we were terminated because of their vague “hate speech” clause, which really means “speech our liberal employees disagree with.”
The amazing thing here is that without some disagreement, people have literally nothing to discuss. Disqus isn't just elevating social justice above its primary purpose, it is actually eliminating its primary purpose for existing in the first place.