Get ready for open-registration tomorrow at Hot Air

posted at 12:01 pm on February 5, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

The headline is as much a memo to our staff as to our readers who have missed out on open-registration days in the past. Tomorrow we open the books and gird our loins for the flood of new commenters to Hot Air!

Open registration for new commenters here at Hot Air will commence between 9 am and 4 pm ET, when our staff support is on duty to assist in the process.  We will approve new registrants, not process amnesty requests for previously-banned commenters. We’ll have instructions in tomorrow’s post on how this works and what to expect — so please make sure you read those before peppering us with questions we have already answered.

And rather than just leave a short post on the front page for this announcement, let’s toss in a little entertainment, too. Reason TV has selected its Nanny of the Month for January 2014. Will it be California, Chicago, or a “buttinsky” New Jersey mayor?

Never mind that plenty of foodies say “the law is confusing, ineffective, bad for the environment and can compromise a final dish,” California is now forcing chefs and bartenders to wear single-use gloves or utensils when handling food like sushi and fresh fruit.

And how about Chicago? The city has decided to ban vaping in public (for the children!), thus potentially making it a little tougher for smokers to ditch cancer sticks.

But this month the nation’s biggest buttinksy is the New Jersey mayor who showed up at at a home on Christmas Eve and ordered a family to remove decorations because one neighbor deemed them offensive.

See you tomorrow!


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Is this a threat?

NotCoach on February 5, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Oh Man.

TexasDan on February 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Need more libs

Electrongod on February 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Well, it’s good to know that my login still works. Been forever since I last tried it. lol

McBaine on February 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

You might regret this. We have enough socks already.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Oh, HELL NO…

OmahaConservative on February 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Will you require applications and references?

TexasEngineer on February 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Oh, Snap!

Del Dolemonte on February 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I very enjoy reading Hot Air and appreciate the hard work that goes into making it what it is and being able to comment on the stories adds to that experience. Thank you to all

jaywemm on February 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

You might regret this. We have enough socks already.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

And only so much feet.

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

More commies and nativists Ed?

celtic warrior on February 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Uh-oh.

Traffic to Hot Air must be dwindling.

sentinelrules on February 5, 2014 at 12:08 PM

About time. We need better trolls.

Valkyriepundit on February 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

more trolls… lol

Sachiko on February 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:10 PM

obligatory

Lost in Jersey on February 5, 2014 at 12:10 PM

James Lileks finally got around to banishing crossdotcurve. Expect that obnoxious twit to show up here. And commence mocking it.

rbj on February 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Why the Hades would you do that?
We don’t need no freakin’ noobs?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

More commies and nativists Ed?

celtic warrior on February 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

That is supposed to be a pejorative?

Valkyriepundit on February 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

all are welcome :)

*clink*

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

While being a rare occasion, I do enjoy the ability to comment here. New points of view can envigorate old conversations. Welcome newcomers, and be sure to choose your words wisely.

TheBad on February 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Ready for some long overdue comment software upgrade, too. It’s time.

HopeHeFails on February 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

You might regret this. We have enough socks already.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I’m looking forward to it. New blood, ways of looking at things, should be very special. Plus I can’t wait to see how long new trolls last.

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Guess we will all be greeting line folk tomorrow.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Let’s all just celebrate that it’s not Fb comments.

TexasDan on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Oh boy, the return of Dr Tesla and his “MY TOTALLY NOT-FAKE GAY ROOMMATE RAPED ME AND I LIKED IT” psychoses.

Jeddite on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

No they’re not.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

No they’re not.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

DIGITAL NATIVIST!!11!

Valkyriepundit on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

You guys should setup a history quiz that you must pass prior to being able to register. Cull the herd.

Alinsky on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

read for years and missed MANY enrollments, happened to hit it right last year.

dmacleo on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Oh how simply exciting.

I wonder what we’ll get in the mix 0:

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Well, there goes the neighborhood.

PolarCoug on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

No Drywalls please!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

I hope the Troll class of ’14 is better than last years.

The Graduating Troll class of ’13:

Class Motto: Bush Did it! Racists!
Class Song: The Hokey Pokey
Class Colors: Feces Brown

portlandon on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

About time. We need better trolls.

Valkyriepundit on February 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Indeed – the current lot are dumber than sheep.

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

For kicks, I read the last open registration thread a couple of weeks ago. Nearly all of the newbies (I was one too) didn’t stay.

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Always looking for that ONE LEFTIST that can explain how a company can PAY TAXES rather than COLLECT TAXES.

deptofredundancydept on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

New trolls that will be able to comment with no fear of the banhammer?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Jeddite on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I was one of his favorite targets-so what are you whining about.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

More true racists from the left to rejoin!!!

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Oh Boink,..the Flood Gates will open to Leftys masquarading as Rightys!!

Well,..the USS Hot Air,

is going to need a bigger boat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

More trolls is good. The place apparently needs them. Its all the socks. I have trouble sorting them all out now. ; ) Say maybe I’ll……………….

Ms. Lamar says hi arnold. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Fresh Fish!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD07V7Lwacc

HumpBot Salvation on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

c’mon, ha family has fun with the trolls :)

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

You say “open registration” but all I hear coming out of your mouth is TROLLAPALOOZA!!!

I can’t wait to listen to the moronic ramblings of libfreeordiehard, libfreeordieharder and libfreeordiehardwithavengeance.

At least it would be better than the incident a couple of years ago where Bayam just added roman numerals to the end of his name and claimed he was 10 different people…

PetecminMd on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Troll invasion. Good. The ones we already have are so pathetic as it is. We could use some fresh meat.

HotAirian on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Jeddite on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Lolz! All the banned trolls will have a second shot at us. Oh joy.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Oh now that would be interesting!

Bets on who the trolls are and as suggested above, how long they last!

I may or may not join in, but may try to keep a tally ;D

I am not so good at spotting trolls, so I leave that to our resident expert troll hunters!! Wooo Hooo!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Ms. Lamar says hi arnold. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

She did my family wrong.

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Let’s all just celebrate that it’s not Fb comments.

TexasDan on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Amen to that.

Lost in Jersey on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

There was an open registration last week?

Cindy Munford on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Good. I hope we get some interesting Lefties in here. The current crop are the “drop a turd and flee” variety.

visions on February 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

all are welcome :)

*clink*

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

*clink*

I laugh whenever I see anyone who’s ever been a noob complain about new noobs! :)

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

OT: Prayer request. I may possibly have…spotted..the early symptoms of a disease that left me w/ nerve damage the last time that I had it.
Pray that what I’m seeing is something different.
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Lolz! Extended family. You’ll like her when you have a chance to get to know her. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Guess we will all be greeting line folk tomorrow.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Southerners are nothing if not friendly and hospitable :)

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

So what will the first new troll to dip their toe in the water use as their bone to pick?

A. Conservatives are racists
B. Evil 1%ers
C. Fox News is leading us to Armageddon

Bitter Clinger on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I think it’s time some of us old folks were celebrated. Maybe get an asterisk or halo over our name tag to show we deserve some respect by the youngers. Maybe have our names in special glowing script.

Oh hey.. here’s an idea. Have the HA software set up so that the 23rd psalm is written first before they get to post anything. At least for the first year.

Just a suggestion. I try to do my part.

JellyToast on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Hope Bishop’s got his pole, tackle box, and lure ready to go.

Bitter Clinger on February 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

I got in w/ the second open.
RHIP.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I will be on my best behavior. Promise. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

New and improved trolls, please!

TarheelBen on February 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

H/t kceva

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

heh

will crr6 return?

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Let’s all just celebrate that it’s not Fb comments.

TexasDan on February 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Amen to that.

Lost in Jersey on February 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

God, that was awful…

Valkyriepundit on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I will be on my best behavior. Promise. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Aren’t you always? :)

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

It is too easy for the previously banned really obnoxious trolls to sign up, don’t know how HA can control that!

This should be fun.

Now if a troll tries to sign up under previous troll nom, well, that’s easy to spot now innit!!

SWalker come on down!! ;D

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I would happily take down the ornaments, then I would decorate the mayor’s internal organs with them by shoving all of the ornaments straight up his snake hole.

Merry Christmas, mayor!

Bishop on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

prayers coming your way alt

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Also known as ‘Trollapalooza’.

trigon on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Lots of left sleeper cells will be added. A new one was uncovered yesterday. :)

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Maddie, you’re a computer expert. Fool, er outsmart the system, bud.

SWalker, you too.

The bad ones are still here.

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Oh Alt! I am so sorry to know that, prayers going for you that is isn’t the same thing hon… (hugs)

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Troll amnesty.

Flange on February 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Do I get my subscription fees waved for a year if I get 10 trolls to sign up?

NotCoach on February 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Can we ban the troll that’s running the autoplay Florida Keys ad?

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Thank you Schadenfreude. Depends on who you ask I reckon. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Ed, since you gave up Obamateurisms, how about “The stupidest troll comment of the week” thread?

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

OT: Prayer request. I may possibly have…spotted..the early symptoms of a disease that left me w/ nerve damage the last time that I had it.
Pray that what I’m seeing is something different.
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Prayers, twerp.

NotCoach on February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Welcome, Hillary Clinton acolytes.

John the Libertarian on February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

…..only a seldom poster here – but I DO like having the option!

Katfish on February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Thank you Schadenfreude. Depends on who you ask I reckon. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Once a friend, I’m your friend through all of it :)

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Also known as ‘Trollapalooza’.

trigon on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Sockcentral as well.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Lolz! Extended family. You’ll like her when you have a chance to get to know her. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Maybe you are right. Cannibalism is ok now and then.

arnold ziffel on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I’ve got a nomination as to who should be our first lucky ‘winner’.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

OT: Prayer request. I may possibly have…spotted..the early symptoms of a disease that left me w/ nerve damage the last time that I had it.
Pray that what I’m seeing is something different.
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Just prayed for you and will continue to! Don’t be afraid to take communion several times a day! It’s for our healing as well as the forgiveness of sins!

JellyToast on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I wonder what name Jailbreak will use this time? He’ll probably go back to another Roger Waters derivative.

And, could narutoboy come back as narutoman?

Inquiring minds want to know.

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

JellyToast on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I need to go to confession before I can take communion. Was supposed to go Monday-but the weather wouldn’t allow it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Excellent idea. Potential for a great ongoing series. ; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

You know you’re in my prayers, twerp-ette. :)

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Katfish on February 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

You’re a familiar name. It’s all cool. *grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I’ve got a nomination as to who should be our first lucky ‘winner’.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Tell us, with quote and all. Mine is this

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.
libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Also,all the best in your discovery. I hope it’s not what you think.

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Dread to think!

But, shucks, when our troll hunters pile on, they won’t last long lol ;D

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

“Loin your Grids!”

Simonsez on February 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of Ms assimilated-hyphenated.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

How many will sign up I wonder?

I will say 250 :)

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Poptech, please come back.

And TheRaceCard…we never did finish our duel.

Bishop on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I got in w/ the second open.
RHIP.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

haha :)

OT: Prayer request. I may possibly have…spotted..the early symptoms of a disease that left me w/ nerve damage the last time that I had it.
Pray that what I’m seeing is something different.
Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

All the good people here are pulling for you.

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Fresh Fish!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD07V7Lwacc

HumpBot Salvation on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Great minds think alike.

What are the odds on CRR6.1?

bigmacdaddy on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

You might regret this. We have enough socks already.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I hope HA doesn’t turn into troll city. That is what Breitbart is.

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

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