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. 100 Years of Tears

    Happy 2014, Brett! Thanks for working to improve the comments section.

    Go Cubs!

    1. Fresno Cubs Fan

      With a new year….there is always new hope!

  2. inkastad

    Glad to see this finally kicking in!

  3. Cubsin

    The story of my life. I’m #2! Happy New Year, Brett, Luke, and all of the serious posters. I really hope the new posting rules work.

  4. farmerjon

    Still here….whew! I visit multiple times daily, love the site and all the work you guys put in…hehem ::cough:: luke, it’s the first of the year, chop chop ; ) time for some prospecty goodness, obsessive tanaka just ain’t cuttin it ; )

  5. SFCCubFan

    Happy New Year… Excited about another year of Cubs…

  6. BigsmokeJ

    Happy New Year Everyone

  7. Baseball_Writes

    Mic check, one two …

  8. Fishin Phil

    Happy New Year BN!

  9. Mike Taylor

    Here’s to more moves after the Tanaka signing!

  10. Mike Taylor

    Troll check 1…

  11. WAS

    Astros sign Jesse Crain.

  12. Hawk1943

    Like the idea that has to sign in to minimize trolls and obnoxious comments.

  13. cubzfan

    Here’s hoping for a New Year filled with a top-line starter, a solid hitter in LF, and healthy arms all around.

  14. mike

    Hopefully this cuts down the riff raff

    1. bbmoney

      Sorry I’m still here.

    2. Fresno Cubs Fan

      Ruh-Row Riff Raff?

    3. Blackhawks1963

      I’m riff raff.

  15. arta

    great to be on board. now let’s make this a year to remember. go Cubs!

  16. ssckelley

    I sure hope this new rule does not take a way the quality and quantity of the comments. The entertaining debates on this site is what attracted me to this site to begin with.

    Wishing BN all the best for 2014, GO CUBS!

  17. Boogens

    Does this mean we’ll get the “edit” button back? ;-)

  18. CubsFanSaxMan

    Happy New Year! If I can figure out the register/log-in anyone can! Let the comments begin.

  19. 5412

    Happy New Year Brett,

    I have a question. I can’t find any way to contact you directly anymore. We are headed to spring training and would be glad to drop you some notes if you want them.

    best regards,

  20. 5412

    Hi Brett,

    I see a glitch. At the top of the page it shows an icon to “login” as though it is prompting me to do so. As I scroll down to the reply section it shows me as already logged in.

    You may want to make sure the icon on the top of the page shows logged in so we don’t start figuring we have to log in again.


  21. Ivy Walls

    Hope you all have a merry old time this holiday and the best of healthy through the year! Looking for something to change the trajectory instead of merely incremental improvement here or there. Cubs must fulfill more than a promise and start performing above expectations.

  22. cubzfan23

    Does this mean I`m a somebody now?

  23. Isaac

    Happy New Year, BN! Here’s to a prosperous and awesome year for everyone and especially the Cubs.

  24. MichiganGoat

    Ah the new BN

  25. cubmig

    ok…….after having to reset my password, I’m back…………

  26. Boba

    How do you do the profile pic deal?




    1. NorthSideIrish


      1. Boba

        Thanks! Now to figure it out

        1. DocPeterWimsey

          I recommend a robot.

  27. ChrisFChi

    I wonder if die hard registered yet…..

  28. twinkletoez

    Happy New Year fellow BNers

  29. 1ski

    That was easy. Happy new year everyone.

  30. Blackhawks1963

    This new system is a no-go on my I-Phone because Word Press demands that you enable cookies. Not the way 99% of smartphone users would operate Brett.

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