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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

      • 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.

        • 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.

  • KRS

    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.

  • 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!

    • 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.

  • Jakesclambar

    Frig this thing

  • Jakesclambar

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

  • I’m loading Disqus Comments at the bottom of the page, but it often gets cut-off about halfway, meaning that you can’t scroll past it anymore, and the footer and all content below the comments are hidden. How can i fix this problem !

  • Aajaxx

    Yep. I’ve had this problem forever. Can’t edit a comment in disqus. Then can’t post a comment because login does not work. Can’t believe this has never been address.

  • Any time I try logging in with Disqus (or with any of the other services offered where Disqus is also available) on an iOS device (iPhone 5 or iPad Air2), it switches through the selected service, goes into Discus and then the 3 Disqus gears just spin indefinitely. Frustrating, so I refused to sign up for it… until just now. And again the results are the same… “spinning gears of death” like Windows infamous “Blue Screen of Death.” Maybe, I’ll try to find advice elsewhere too, but if anyone knows about the “why” this happens…