The Community Box
Those who hang out in the comments frequently may have noticed that Disqus has been slowly rolling out some new features in the space at the top of the comment thread. The latest new feature arrived last night and looks like this.
If you open the comment thread and click on that button, you'll get a popup called The Community Box. This is a real-time dashboard of what is going on in the community. The data is still getting filled out on the back end so it is not entirely accurate yet, but based on my quick look, it seems pretty accurate.
The leaderboards are based on a trending algorithm so they will change over time based on who is active and who is not.
Let me know what you think.