Disqus problems reported.
1. My guess on cause:
I upgraded WordPress to 3.7 (a new release) yesterday. If the problems persist, I will explore whether I can revert.
2. My troubleshooting:
Led me to this page. I’m working through disabling these themes and plugins. I have ‘reset’ Disqus and as part of the process, upgraded the database. I am hopeful this will fix things. Let me know if you continue to have problems.
3. About Disqus:
I’ve found it to be reliable. It is widely used and I don’t recall regular problems with it. That being said…
4a. Suggestion #1: Use a text editor.
That being said, I too have lost posts due to software/system/network hangs. You can’t imagine the eloquence that has been lost to mankind in this way. How many of you have also had that happen, hit the back button, lost everything, and was all like DANG? Me too. So what I now do with my Cheddar essays in particular, is type them out in a text editor. (I use TextWrangler.) Then I copy/paste and submit. If it hangs, no biggie, I’ve got the original. I promise you, I’m not a careful person by nature. But I too have had this problem and had it bit me enough times to where I’ve actually changed my way of operating. For these essays in particular, I suggest you do likewise.
4b. Suggestion #2: Log in with your twitter.
When you click in the empty comments box you *should* see all sorts of login options: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus. It will also let you sign in with your last log in. (“Kanick” in this screenshot.) For me, clicking the Twitter icon works great and logs me in as @jimkanicki.
As ever, you are welcome to post your picks to twitter with a #CheddarBay and an @jimkanicki somewhere in the content. You can also email your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org or the other email (that was used in the registration process).
Sorry for the inconvenience guys/gals. I KNOW it sucks to lose your first thoughts; the second pass is never quite as crisp. Do please let me know if you’re having problems (and also whether you’re seeing improvement). Hang in there and if this is really endemic I/we will explore more drastic remedies.