I am increasingly annoyed by FoxNews.com’s use of this Disqus log in system. Ever since it began infiltrating log in areas across the web I’ve noticed problems now where there were none prior.
Using FoxNews.com as example, Disqus constantly grabs my Facebook log in from somewhere – I’ve never logged into Fox News with it myself. I don’t want to post here comments as my Facebook self and I don’t want to lose the history I’ve already established.
So I log out of this assigned and wrong log in and prepare to re-log in with my Fox News log in. Confusing but okay. The first 10 times.
If I return later in the day, chances are this rogue Disqus stuff has again grabbed my Facebook icon – overriding what I’d just done – even though, according to the Fox News site, I am still logged in. So I have to log out. Then this happens:
While I’m already forced to redo something I never “undid” and I now have to log back in again, I can’t even get to the two text entry areas for my username and password – thanks in this instance – to Exxon Mobil. Don’t I pay you people enough at the pump?
Notice there is no “X” on the Exxon ad allowing me to close the pop-up. So, not only am I screwed from logging back in – which I should not have to be doing in the first place, but I now can’t even do that.
By then, I’ve forgotten whatever it was I was going to comment. On one of my more suspicious days I’d say this is a good way to NOT find out what readers think of your web articles. Make them jump through so many ridiculous hoops that they give up and go away in frustration…
I’ll now be watching to see if this happens on ALL articles, or just some of them…