Bitchute the new video hosting website, developed a new comments platform in order to get rid of Disqus.
They call it CommentFreely it is open source and it available on GitHub.
The Bitchute people are looking also for programmers to offer support on the further development of this comment platform.
If you want to see how it looks like click on any Bitchute video as they have launched this comment platform already on their website.
According to what they say this comment platform is compatible with Disqus too - but not related- in order to migrate the user comments that they already had on Disqus into the Comment Freely.
And here is my idea.
Why not modfy and use this comment platform as default on Classic Press. I mean replace the default WP comments with this one that is somewhat more advanced as it has edit button, upvote option, new old and popular comments etc?
As I said Bitchute people are looking for support and if CP team joins them that will be beneficial for both teams. CP can modify it as default comment platform or a plugin unique on CP and they can benefit from the developing and promote CP on their video channel, that is now the stronger competitor of youtube.
Check it out. I think it would make some sort of difference.