Since you have to be registered to participate in the giveaways, it seemed like a good idea to streamline registration. Now you can enter your own password in right when you register, instead of having to wait for an email with a temporary password.
This should cut down a bit on the password change requests as well ;)
I set it so you don’t have to click a confirmation link just to log in (still one for the email updates, I don’t want to annoy anyone by making that automatic). If we get a serious spam problem, I may have to figure out a revised policy, but for now I want it to be as easy as possible to register.
I am having a problem with comments from unregistered writers linking to a blank author page, instead of whatever they put in their “website” field. I’d like to fix that, but I haven’t figured out a way yet. I don’t want to make it so you have to be registered to comment, I feel like it would discourage discussion.
I know a lot of forums and comic websites require people to register, but do you guys agree that it might be better to leave comments open?