The mere fact that Crosscut chose Disqus (and then Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit) tells us it is clueless about maintaining a viable community. A lot of people don’t comment on Disqus sites because it is such a barrier. I had a Disqus account and even toyed with the idea of using it on my site only to back off when the needy emails started coming from Disqus. Thank you I have no wish to create another monopolistic, monstrous silo.