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With a free CartoDB account, visitors can leave comments on your map/data. Is there any way to turn this feature off?

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As @ramiroaznar says, there's no option for turning off the Disqus comments, but there's a trick/hack that can be used:

In your account settings, inside the Profile section, there's a "Disqus shortname" field. If you write there a Disqus shortname that does not exist, the Disqus comment block will fail to load, so nobody could leave comments there.

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Unfortunately, there is no option for turning off comments in your public profile. But if you can share your map in your website or blog as a embedded element the comments will not be displayed. A last option can be getting a CartoDB plan then you will be able to change the privacy settings of your datasets and maps.

Note: comments can be good feedback to improve your maps! ;-)

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  • Many thanks. My client was concerned about trolls but if most people don't see the comments it can't be too bad. Plan pricing is unaffordable for him.
    – Graham
    May 18, 2016 at 11:56

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