Bear with us as we try to remove those terrible Disqus ads from the comments area…

Disqus is the system we use to power the comments on Slugger. The company has started to put ads into our comments section of our site without even telling us. As you can imagine I am extremely annoyed at this – I hate crappy online ads as much as you do.

Supposedly we can remove the ads if we pay them $10 a month, but as yet there is no mechanism on their site to do this. I don’t mind paying as Disqus is generally good but the way they have made this change is really annoying their users.

I should have the ads removed in the next day or two. I am also exploring alternative comment systems should we need to switch.

At Slugger we will only ever run static ads from quality advertisers. Because we don’t plaster the site with crappy ads the ads we do have perform really well. If you are interested in reaching over 70,000 Slugger readers a month give me a shout: brian@sluggerotoole.com I will do you a deal 😉

  • Am Ghobsmacht

    Thanks Brian but you’d better hurry as i don’t know how much longer I can resist purchasing a tracking device or crazy cheap flashlights.

  • Teddybear

    I don’t mind as long we see that naked woman on the back of Richard Branson in today’s Disqus advert

  • file

    Yeah I liked her too.

  • Zorin001

    What is with all the Richard Branson clickbait and adverts anyway? Especially the ones which say hes dying which pop up on Facebook?

  • Sliothar

    And Mick was wondering why so few women contribute….
    You couldn’t make it up! 🙂

  • ted hagan

    Where, where, where?

  • file

    maybe he has fixed it now. If you google Branson on a jet ski with woman you will probably find it … but you know you shouldn’t!

  • Brian O’Neill

    The crappy ads are now gone 🙂

  • Guess it’s worth the $10/month? I noticed ads the other day too on my site and I guess more than anything I was pissed that Disqus put them in without telling me, wtf?!

    And yea the fact that you have to e-mail them to pay the money is pretty ridiculous, online payment anyone? Haha..