Disqus Comments on iPad

I have been having trouble getting Disqus comments to load on my blog when I visit it using an iPad. That is the main reason I still have not responded to some comments. I would be grateful if some readers could let me know whether they are having the same issue, or whether it is just me!

Thanks in advance for your help!


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  • http://nwrickert.wordpress.com/ Neil Rickert

    After reading your post, I went to comments.

    I saw a message “DISQUS seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?”

    This was with konqueror (on linux) where I normally look at your blog.

    I had no problem on other disqus blogs that I tried. Reloading didn’t help.

    So, here I am with firefox, and it works.

    On firefox, I do have to allow third party cookies and allow javascript for comments to load.

    I’m not sure what the problem is on konqueror.

    In any case, consider the possibility that it is particular to your blog and some browsers, rather than particular to the ipad.

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  • http://nwrickert.wordpress.com/ Neil Rickert

    After some further tests:

    I have no problem seeing comments on Hemant Mehta’s blog, nor on Fred Clark’s blog, nor on John Loftus blog (that latter on blogspot).

    I have tried several messages on your blog, and disqus seems to be having problems for all of them.

    Again, the above is when I use konqueror. I am not having problems with firefox, where I post this. I can also see comments on your posts with opera and with chromium, though I have not attempted to login and post with those.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      OK, I turned off Disqus 2012 features, which I like but without which the comments system seems to work. How does it look now?

      • http://nwrickert.wordpress.com/ Neil Rickert

        It seems that konqueror is still not talking to disqus for your blog. And I tried your newer post, to make sure it is not just cache problems.

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

          I tried switching Disqus 2012 features back on. The problem returned. I am switching them off again now and will wait until I have evidence that the problem has been resolved before trying to turn the new version on again.

          • http://nwrickert.wordpress.com/ Neil Rickert

             It is now working on konqueror.

            • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

              Thanks! I will leave it like this for now!

  • Kevin S.

    For what it’s worth, I was having trouble with Disqus notifications loading last week under the 2012 system. I use Chromium on two Linux distributions and Iron on Windows, but I can’t remember if I had that problem on all three OS’s or not.

    Anyway, Disqus 2012 seems to have some bugs lately.

  • guest

    I’m having the same issue on xojane.com and another site I tried, both with my iPad in Safari (after clearing cache) and Mercury browsers, and on my iMac in Safari, but not in Firefox. So it’s not just you. Hope this helps

  • PD

    I was getting “DISQUS seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?” messages and fixed the problem by removing the DISQUS cookie.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      Thanks for sharing that!

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  • fring

    Something is rotten in the woodshed with Disqus on iOS.
    With the iPad, in-post editing often doesn’t work. The work around for me is hiding the keyboard then placing the cursor where an alteration is needed, re-hiding the keyboard, then carrying on as normal. Text selection of comments is often not possible.
    Hmmm…just tried it here…and it works ok!. Still can’t select comment text however.
    My iPod Touch…just can’t get Disqus to load.
    Desktop Linux and Mac…no problems, just sloooooooow!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      The issue with editing on an iPad is something I’ve experienced too.

    • Bob in Amherst NH

      I know this is an ancient post, but I have been searching for some sort of workaround for editing disqus comments on an iPad too. It seems like you can never put the cursor where you want it to be, and a lot of times you cannot select text within your comment. Very annoying, as I usually do all of my reading on the iPad.

  • http://www.friv2friv3friv4.com/ friv 2 friv 3 friv 4

    The issue with editing on an iPad is something I’ve experienced too.

  • Jakesclambar

    Frig this thing

  • Jakesclambar

    I had no prob here. Boston Herald website, and disqus website cannot handle ipad. Pathetic

  • Madeline Massie

    I have no issue seeing feedback on Hemant Mehta’s weblog, nor on Sam Clark’s weblog, nor on David Loftus weblog (that latter on blogspot).