I’ve been considering removing comments from this blog for a while; mainly because the site doesn’t trigger much discussion and I didn’t like keeping the overhead of Disqus around. After looking into Disqus load-time behaviour I was pretty shocked what I was forcing on people loading the site (although you really should be using the likes of Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin).
This post is Hugo-specific but the very little code required can be adapted to any website.
This is a typical request log with Disqus enabled:
This is the same request log with Disqus disabled:WAT!?
Relevant points are:
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- Load-time goes from 6 seconds to 2 seconds.