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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.

So if you are thinking about entering the Superman trade giveaway, now is a great time 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?

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  1. avatar -b. wrote on at October 26, 2010 7:16 pm:

    Hey dude,

    Yeah, it’s a tough call. On my forum, I do require one to register in order to post. In fact, I have parts that aren’t shown unless they register. But then, I tend to prefer to keep my forum under the radar. So by that logic, you might consider allowing comments by guests. Just know that you are opening yourself up to more of a chance of spammers. Not that a spammer couldn’t just register now that they don’t need a valid email address, but it just makes it that much easier. I say give it a try for a bit, see how it goes. You can always change it back. Good luck!

    -b.

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    avatar Ian replied on October 26th, 2010 at 10:47 pm:

    good point – it won’t hurt to try it. I haven’t seen any spam attempts so far, but I also have Askimet (anti-spam) installed and it seems to catch most comments.

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