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I am not using google analytics on my blog out of respect for user privacy (I don't care to make my blog a data-collection tool for Google). I included Disqus (yes I know they track as well).

Politics & my reasons notwithstanding, Is there a Disqus-like comment system that doesn't load google analytics?

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Doesn't load Google Analytics, or doesn't do any sort of stats collection at all? Given there's a KB article on adding GA to Disqus, your question doesn't seem to make sense. (For the record, this seems highly unlikely. Generally speaking the trade-off for services, especially if they're free, is that you're paying with user/behavioral data.) –  Su' Aug 2 '12 at 19:12
    
@Su' load disqus on an otherwise empty page then check the scripts pane, find "google". Disqus loads Google Analytics as well as Quantserve or something like that. –  sequoia mcdowell Aug 3 '12 at 19:01
    
Okay, but is your problem with Google only? (Hence, the or in my question.) eg. If Disqus dropped GA but still had Quantserve, would that be acceptable? –  Su' Aug 3 '12 at 22:05
    
Just my opinion, but most web users don't mind sharing the sort of data that GA collects. Users that DO care are generally web-savvy enough to install plugins/applications that block things like GA from loading in the first place, like the Ghostery plugin. Also, given the popularity of GA the chances of a person ONLY encountering it on your site are slim, meaning that your decision NOT to use GA will do very little to keep data about them from being collected. I believe it is fair to say that anyone using the internet expects SOME data to be collected on their use of certain websites. –  Sherwin Flight Aug 4 '12 at 9:25
    
"Politics & my reasons notwithstanding." I don't care to debate my reasoning, I use ghostery and am aware of the data-for-free-services trade off. Respectfully: if you have an answer to the question please let me know, I've made clear I don't want to debate the politics of it. –  sequoia mcdowell Aug 6 '12 at 15:52
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Livefyre is a commenting system like disqus that doesn't load GA.

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Why the downvote? It's an ontopic reply. If you need more alternatives, there's also Echo and IntenseDebate. –  WebPro Sam Feb 19 '13 at 22:58
    
Sorry, I upvoted. I suspect @danlefree downvoted you while he closed the question. His answers suggest he's a devoted user of google products, which explains why he closed my question. He probably downvoted you as a punishment for entertaining a question like mine. :) –  sequoia mcdowell Feb 20 '13 at 16:40
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