New Year, New Commenting Requirement: You Must Register and Login to Comment

change-aheadAs discussed a couple weeks ago, and a few times since, you are now required to be logged in – after registering – to comment here at BN. I wasn’t thrilled about having to implement this requirement, but I think the overall commenting experience, both for commenters and comment readers, will improve dramatically.

You should see a link below posts that admonishes you that you have to be logged in to comment, so going through the registration/login steps should be pretty self-explanatory. To the extent they are not, I have created a commenting FAQ to help with any questions you might have.

So, if you haven’t already, feel free to register here. When you sign up, you’ll be sent an activation email to the address you provide. Activate via that email, come back to the site and login, and you’re good to go.

This change should weed out a great deal of the drive-by commenting that can quickly and easily muddy up a quality discussion.

I reserve the right to scrap this change if it proves to be ineffective or actually makes things worse in the coming weeks. Let’s see how it goes, and I hope you all give it your best.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

81 responses to “New Year, New Commenting Requirement: You Must Register and Login to Comment”

  1. dash

    Looking forward to another year of Cubs baseball!

  2. FFP

    Testing these new cookies–
    mmm.

    1. FFP

      Hey, it found my avatar, too. Only odd thing was that it tried to change my name back to FromFenwayPahk. Regression’ll get you every time.

      Happy New Year, all.

  3. Matt

    Well, since I registered I guess that means I should be posting more often now.

  4. @justinjabs

    Testing.

    1. @justinjabs

      One more test. Seeing if the new avatar will show up.

      1. cubsfaninhawkeyeland

        How did you do that?

        1. MichiganGoat

          Go to Gravatar.com very easy, be sure to use the same email there as you do here.

  5. aisle424

    This is a test comment. If this were a real comment, I assure you it would blow your mind.

  6. DarthHater

    Happy New Year, everyone.

  7. wasssssup

    I still don’t understand how this is gonna make the dork bags not be dork bags? What stops people from making different names with different emails? Plus, I’ve always though goat was die hard.

    1. DarthHater

      “I’ve always though goat was die hard.”

      For some problems, there are no remedies.

  8. hawkcub

    Looks like I can comment. Now I just need to figure out what to say.

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