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Discord vs Disqus: What are the differences?

Introduction: Discord and Disqus are both popular communication platforms used on websites, but they have key differences that set them apart. In this comparison, we will explore these differences in detail.

  1. Integration into websites: Discord is primarily a chat and voice communication platform designed for gamers, while Disqus is a commenting system used on websites. Discord offers embedding options for websites, allowing users to integrate chat functionality directly into their sites, while Disqus enables users to add comment sections to their articles or blog posts.

  2. Target Audience: Discord is mainly targeted towards the gaming community and provides features such as server creation, voice channels, and gaming-related integrations. On the other hand, Disqus caters to a broader audience and can be used on various types of websites, including news sites, blogs, and e-commerce platforms.

  3. Moderation Capabilities: Discord provides powerful moderation tools for server administrators, including the ability to assign roles, permission management, and content filtering. While Disqus also offers moderation features, such as comment flagging and user banning, it is primarily dependent on the website owner or moderators to manage and moderate comments.

  4. User Engagement and Communication: Discord focuses on real-time communication with features like voice channels, private messaging, and group chats. It offers a more interactive and dynamic environment for users to engage with each other. On the other hand, Disqus promotes asynchronous communication through comments, allowing users to leave their thoughts on articles or posts without the need for immediate responses.

  5. User Registration and Authentication: Discord requires users to create a Discord account to access and interact with its features. It provides options for email and password registration or login via other platforms, such as Google or Facebook. In contrast, Disqus allows users to comment using their existing social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google, eliminating the need for separate registrations.

  6. Customizability and Branding: Discord allows server owners to customize their servers by adding their unique branding elements, creating different channels, and applying various themes. On the other hand, Disqus has limited customization options and focuses on providing a standardized commenting experience that is consistent across websites using the platform.

Summary: In summary, Discord is primarily designed for real-time communication within the gaming community, with integration options for websites, while Disqus is a comment system used for asynchronous communication on various types of websites, offering integration options for comment sections.

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I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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Head Devoloper/coder at Super Smash Eternal · | 2 upvotes · 183.6K views

Personally, I think that Discord works much better than anything else, even if you don't have Nitro (which is what they call their premium plan). You could seriously do this Jeopardy thing with just Discord (and maybe a bot to make it easier)

Zoom would only let you have a crappy meeting that hackers could easily join. Discord actually has DDoS protection, Zoom just has things that can easily be bypassed.

And if you do want Nitro, it's only $9/mo or $99/yr

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Decisions about Discord and Disqus

as many people say that you can only hold 30 to 10 people in one discord call if you were to make a server and add a chat or a VC you can hold up to 99 which is more than zoom and you can also use the text chat, general chat or anything else that you add and the best part you can hold pretty much infinite people I have personally seen servers with up to 100k people in it. One of the better parts is that you don't necessarily have to download it you can search it up on google and make an account it's as easy as that. Another thing is due to the original purpose of the website/app is that it's very customizable meaning that your students can customize heir profile pictures and names, but not to worry in a discord server you can have it where only you can change their nicknames so let's say things get too confusing or you want to be able to see who they really are you can just change it to their name. One last thing I will say is that you can have customizable ranks and so on so if you desire to split people into teams you can do so and with that, you can customize what they can do like give people ranks or de-rank them. Like I mentioned earlier about VC's you can also screen share and do videos so you can see their screen or their face.

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Pros of Discord
Pros of Disqus
  • 65
    Unlimited Users
  • 59
    Unlimited Channels
  • 55
    Easy to use
  • 51
    Voice Chat
  • 49
    Fast and easy set-ups and connections
  • 46
    Clean UI
  • 43
    Mobile Friendly
  • 43
  • 33
    Android App
  • 29
    Mention system
  • 27
    Customizable notifications on per channel basis
  • 26
    Customizable ranks/permissions
  • 22
    IOS app
  • 21
    Good code embedding
  • 19
    Vast Webhook Support
  • 16
    Dark mode
  • 14
    Easy context switching between work and home
  • 14
  • 13
    Great Communities
  • 12
    Very Resource Friendly
  • 12
  • 12
    Easy to develop for
  • 12
    Great Customer Support
  • 12
    Bot control
  • 11
    Video Call Conference
  • 11
    Video call meeting
  • 10
    Able to hold 99 people in one call
  • 10
    Sharing screen layer
  • 9
  • 9
    Great browser experience
  • 9
    Shares screen with other member
  • 9
    Easy Server Setup and joining system
  • 7
    Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
  • 7
    Easy to code bots for
  • 6
  • 3
    Easily set up custom emoji
  • 141
    Ease of use
  • 116
  • 62
    Great ui
  • 45
    Sign-up not required
  • 40
    Wordpress integration
  • 26
  • 18
    Up votes
  • 8
    Threaded discussion
  • 6
    Easy ghost integration
  • 4
    Tumblr Integration

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Cons of Discord
Cons of Disqus
  • 10
    Not as many integrations as Slack
  • 9
    For gamers
  • 5
    Limited file size
  • 4
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 4
    For everyone
  • 2
    Undescriptive in global ban reasons
  • 2
    Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
  • 1
    Unsupportive Support
  • 1
    High memory and CPU footprint
  • 4
  • 1
    Poor support
  • 1
    Bugs with migration tool

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What is Discord?

Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.

What is Disqus?

Disqus looks to make it very easy and rewarding for people to interact on websites using its system. Commenters can build reputation and carry their contributions from one website to the next.

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What are some alternatives to Discord and Disqus?
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
Google Hangouts
Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
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