Comment registration is now open! Update: Closed

posted at 9:01 am on April 24, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Update: We’ve closed down registration for today, folks! We’ll do this again soon. Thank you!

Once more unto the breach, dear friends …

As of now, the books are open at Hot Air!  Those who want to add their voices to our comment sections can now register to join our community.  We’ll keep it open until 4 pm ET today.  First read our Terms of Service, and if you agree, register through this link and follow the steps.

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I’ve registered but not yet logged in.  Can I do so now?

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Why is your registration policy so restrictive?  Why not just have open enrollment all of the time?

While we have a big disclaimer on our comment threads, we do like to maintain some decorum there.  The only people available to police the comment sections are myself, Erika,, MK, and Allahpundit, which we have to do while still doing all of the writing that takes place at Hot Air.  If we had open registration all of the time, we’d have a lot less time to write, or we’d have to just let the comments sections go wild with trolling and other issues.

Why did you only have registration open during business hours?  Some of us aren’t able to use the Internet at that time for various reasons.

Well, if the problems we experienced on earlier attempts didn’t convince you of the wisdom of doing this when support staff was available, nothing will. It’s handled that way to have a maximum of manpower on duty when it’s most needed for this work.

What if I have read Hot Air every day for years and yet somehow missed the open registration window that was active for seven hours, er … again?

We plan on having another one in the near future.

I changed my mind about my user name and now want to go by “Hot Gas.”

Stand in line; we get this request a lot, and even we thought about changing our name.  Seriously, though, the username is the key field in the database and cannot be edited.  If you made a typo when entering it, we can’t change it now.

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Here we go!!

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 9:03 AM

I am registering this comment.

Shy Guy on April 24, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Good to be here, I’ll set all you reichwingers straight in no time.

I like pina coladas, walks in the rain, I’m not much into yoga but I like me some of that there champagne.

Losers.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 9:04 AM

You don’t have the Obamacare folks running the website this time do you?

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Bishop!
Oh wait you’re already here…
Don’t worry new folks, we’ll explain later…

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Hey, I out-Bishoped Bishop.

*donning my Kevlar as I speak*

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 9:07 AM

I anticipate less than 1 dozen survive week 1.

nobar on April 24, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Open registration is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.

WELCOME!

JetBoy on April 24, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Hi everyone — been waiting for this day for SO LONG!

feel like I know all you guys already. #fellowconservative

Zoe on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

What the heck! Wasn’t there open reg like a week ago? Are we getting that “inbred” that you need to open the books up so often? Wait, do NOT answer that!

NavyMustang on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

You don’t have the Obamacare folks running the website this time do you?

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Well you don’t want Kathleen Sebelius collecting unemployment now, right?

verbaluce on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Please join the premier RINO blog on the internet.

Wigglesworth on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

It’s like Groundhog’s Day around here. What’s next, a story about Jeb?

LOL

Welcome Newbies. Boot camp starts early tomorrow morning.

Fallon on April 24, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Attention refuse:

*** Don’t forget the name can have spaces.

*** Just because it’s short, doesn’t mean it’s taken. Try first to get what you actually want.

*** Don’t ever, ever, ever sit in this chair. Even after I’m banned.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:11 AM

You don’t have the Obamacare folks running the website this time do you?

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM

lol

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Zoe on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

^ Case in point.

Hi, Zoe. :)

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Again?

BuckeyeSam on April 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Twice in a week eh Ed?

Awesome hop in the water is tepid.

harlekwin15 on April 24, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Newer n00bs (sp?) than this here newb (sp?) would be welcome indeed.

Jump in, but please don’t pee in the pool. It’s chemically hazardous.

xNavigator on April 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Well you don’t want Kathleen Sebelius collecting unemployment now, right?

verbaluce on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

No, we want her to president so we can continue on with our country being run at near perfection levels.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Hello Zoe! First Noob of the day. Welcome!

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Welcome Zoe~~

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Please join the premier RINO blog on the internet.

Wigglesworth on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Indeed.
If you’re looking for the Orly Taitz’s and Alex Jones’s types…try Breitbart.
Or Kos.

verbaluce on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Excuse me: could someone tell me where the registration table with the nametags is?

Is it too early for the bar to be open?

Why is the ladies’ room locked?

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Welcome newbies

Come on in, the water is just fine
:)

cmsinaz on April 24, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Hi, Zoe. :)

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Hello Axe. Been enjoying your comments, and lots of others’ here, for quite a while…!

Zoe on April 24, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

The bar is always open. =)

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:16 AM

What if you had an ‘Open Borders’ policy and nobody came?

M240H on April 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Are you kidding me?

Why not just make it an opt out thing?

Akzed on April 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Oh cr@p…..

Not again?

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

WELCOME !

pambi on April 24, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Comment registration is now open!

Newbies, enter tonight’s QOTD if you dare.

22044 on April 24, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Are you kidding me?

Why not just make it an opt out thing?

Akzed on April 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

You do understand that’s an option?

verbaluce on April 24, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Thanks. And dittoes on my comments to Axe, for you guys!

Zoe on April 24, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Long time coming.

leftamark on April 24, 2014 at 9:20 AM

What if I have read Hot Air every day for years and yet somehow missed the open registration window that was active for seven hours, er … again?

Wasn’t this excuse used by the Obama administration on the low sign ups to ObamaScare…?

Or was it just 40 million stupid people out there?

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 9:20 AM

What the heck! Wasn’t there open reg like a week ago? Are we getting that “inbred” that you need to open the books up so often? Wait, do NOT answer that!

NavyMustang on April 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

The plug was pulled on last week’s after a couple hours due to technical difficulties. The registration server they were using came from Healthcare.gov.

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Bishop!
Oh wait you’re already here…
Don’t worry new folks, we’ll explain later…

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Don’t hold your breath. I’ve been waiting for sometime for that explanation.

CaliforniaRefugee on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Why is the ladies’ room locked?

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

To keep the pervs out. Seriously, you just got here and you need to use the restroom? Less coffee, m’dear. Less coffee.

Fallon on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Again?

Does frequent registration = high troll turnover rate?

Vero Beach Florida on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Nice to be back commenting after a long absence.

terlizzi99 on April 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM

DFN
*clink*

:)

cmsinaz on April 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Again?

Does frequent registration = high troll turnover rate?

Vero Beach Florida on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

The last one was scrapped due to HA technical issues.

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Welcome Newbies. Boot camp starts early tomorrow morning.

Fallon on April 24, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Did you mean Basic Training?

docflash on April 24, 2014 at 9:22 AM

The bar is always open. =)

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Whoo, that’s a relief. I occasionally need a little something for my nerves, you understand.

I thought I saw a man with a bucket on his head over by the ladies’ room- is he the reason the door is locked, or is HA doing some sort of “we are transitioning to transgender restrooms; thank you for your patience” kind of thing?

(Because, bathroom equality, ya know.)

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

No, we want her to president so we can continue on with our country being run at near perfection levels.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

This comment is the reason I had to come back here.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Why did you only have registration open during business hours? Some of us aren’t able to use the Internet at that time for various reasons.

I think we need a Navigator…..

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Where’s CoffeeLover? Trying to funnel in more miscreants?

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

To keep the pervs out.

Fallon on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Between Lance and Sparky, gotta keep it locked. ;)

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Five years, finally registered.

skullboneomega on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Testing, 1, 2, 3. Is this thing on?

DanielObrien42 on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

While I don’t know how to take that…..GOOD.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

I thought I saw a man with a bucket on his head over by the ladies’ room- is he the reason the door is locked, or is HA doing some sort of “we are transitioning to transgender restrooms; thank you for your patience” kind of thing?

(Because, bathroom equality, ya know.)

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

omg. i’m killing SparkPlug.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Alright,…who was at the wheel of the USS Hot Air,..and drove
it up an a shoal,….where we need to get it unstuck,…with
a new crew……………………
(snark)

Oh, Welcome New Recruits!!

canopfor on April 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM

CaliforniaRefugee on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Ok, the short version, cause thats the one I know…

Bishop is traditionally the first commenter on the thread, especially QOTD at night. Therefor, the first commenter will generally say “Bishop!” in honor of the real Bishop.
Last registration, some people didn’t do it, but nobodies been able to find the bodies….they take their traditions seriously ’round here. I’m just sayin….

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Why is the ladies’ room locked?

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

It’s not needed. This place is gender and transgender neutral. And we don’t have stalls on the doors either – Why? Are you trying to hide something, comrade?

rhombus on April 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Don’t hold your breath. I’ve been waiting for sometime for that explanation.

CaliforniaRefugee on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

on other boards they yell first but our Bishop was always first until it became customary to yell “bishop!” instead of first unless you are actually bishop

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM

No, we want her to president so we can continue on with our country being run at near perfection levels.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Did your husband ever make it past her goons and register?

verbaluce on April 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

It was written smack across the face of a leftist for which there was no possible retort, verba might possibly have peed her pants just a bit in anguish.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

omg. i’m killing SparkPlug.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Bawhahahahaha.

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Dips toe in water.

hello?

darnedsock on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Testing, 1, 2, 3. Is this thing on?

DanielObrien42 on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Loud and clear….:)

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Again?

Does frequent registration = high troll turnover rate?

Vero Beach Florida on April 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

There were technical difficulties with last week’s open reg. so today is kind of a “rain date”.

Excuse me: could someone tell me where the registration table with the nametags is?

Someone wrote Hugh Janus on all the nametags…you’ll need to make one yourself.

Is it too early for the bar to be open?

It’s never too early.

Why is the ladies’ room locked?

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Gay conspiracy.

JetBoy on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 9:17 AM

We may have to rethink your addition to the welcoming committee.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

I thought I saw a man with a bucket on his head over by the ladies’ room- is he the reason the door is locked, or is HA doing some sort of “we are transitioning to transgender restrooms; thank you for your patience” kind of thing?

(Because, bathroom equality, ya know.)

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Dolce Far Niente:

The bucket is on his head,..because he got the depth reading wrong,..hence,..were stuck on the boinking shoal, awaiting more
crew…..
(snark)

canopfor on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Five years, finally registered.

skullboneomega on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Welcome. I think. :)

Testing, 1, 2, 3. Is this thing on?

DanielObrien42 on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Welcome, DO.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM

The Ladies Room is locked because somebody took a verbaldeuce in there and you do not want go in.<strong>

M240H on April 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Why is the ladies’ room locked?

Dolce Far Niente on April 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Gay conspiracy.

JetBoy on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

JetBoy:Lol:0

canopfor on April 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Why wasn’t HotAir asked to help with ObamaScare website?

No problem signing up new folks here…

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

I guess we found a lot of recycled trolls the last time around.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Gay conspiracy.

JetBoy on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

I knew it.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

verbaluce on April 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM

I don’t think he even tries anymore. He does most of the story linking at the Discerning Conservative, it keeps him pretty busy.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

*becomes old new loon*

Horatia on April 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

New commenter here. I’ve been a faithful reader of Hot Air for years.

timbrie on April 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM

LOL…..

Yeah…you are right….:)

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Totalitarian states are all about Panic for Profit.

knownokoolaid on April 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

This calls for… powdered booze!

WhatSlushfund on April 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

timbrie on April 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Welcome!

bazil9 on April 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Welcome, maggots!

Ward Cleaver on April 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Testes … testes … one, two … three??!

(Old joke, sorry)

Moron Labe on April 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

The Ladies Room is locked because somebody took a verbaldeuce in there and you do not want go in.

M240H on April 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM

M240H:

Oh thats boinking terrific,..and we just got done Fire Response Drills,
and now,..the hose will have to be unwinded again,..with the nozzle,
shoved in the door opening,………………ugh,………(snark):)

canopfor on April 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

EFF EVERY DAMN ONE OF YOU!!!

Wait, where was I??

WELCOME!!

ToddPA on April 24, 2014 at 9:33 AM

I’ve been waiting for years for an opportunity to register. Hello everybody.

Decaf on April 24, 2014 at 9:33 AM

i finally gots in! nows you wingers are alls gonna gets it! i has a degree from every ivy league university there is (two many toe name, I can’tent remember thems all), and when im stoned i argues betterer! and ims stoneds all the times!!

NotCoach on April 24, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Well shoot. It would only let me register myself and not my significant other. Is this place anti gay?

darnedsock on April 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

It was written smack across the face of a leftist for which there was no possible retort, verba might possibly have peed her pants just a bit in anguish.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM

You should try having a sense of humor.
Or at least not assuming nobody does.
You’ll be less anguished.

verbaluce on April 24, 2014 at 9:36 AM

New commenter here. I’ve been a faithful reader of Hot Air for years.

timbrie on April 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

WELCOME

You Right Wing, Anti Gay Marraige, put em all
back in CHAINS WHACKO!!

ToddPA on April 24, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Oh, wonderful.

Midas on April 24, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Everyone, grab your flower. Very funny, Canada. Seriously — everyone? Group Yoga starts in about half an hour. Let’s start out cleansing breathing, and get our minds centered on the Love Nexus. Remember your centering sound –

whuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh — That’s right. whuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Wow. HA has been have just a ton of these recently.

ZachV on April 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Testes … testes … one, two … three??!

(Old joke, sorry)

Moron Labe on April 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

^ Potential there.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

*attempts to re-register as “Allahpundit “*

*fails*

Horatia on April 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Can’t wait for the debate open threads…. gonna be fun with these newbies

cmsinaz on April 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

I’ve just got one thing to say to all you FNGs…..I forgot what it was.

And stay off my lawn!!!

Oldnuke on April 24, 2014 at 9:40 AM

yeah, I finally got in. So nice to see everyone and I hope to have lots to say on future threads.

iridescently yours,

greencalliope on April 24, 2014 at 9:41 AM

So it’s Amnesty day at HotAir. Time for all the previously banned trolls to jump the border.

I look forward to the rantings of bandit14 and the pantherman. And welcome non-non-nonpartisan.

HumpBot Salvation on April 24, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Wasn’t there one of these just a couple of days ago?

njrob on April 24, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 9:04 AM

That’s what I’m vapin’ lately in my e-cig, pina colada flavor.

knutsandvolts on April 24, 2014 at 9:41 AM

That was fast! It only took 1 second to register and then 1 minute to change my password! Great work, Hot Air!

It’s great to finally be able to comment with all the smart people instead of lurking with all the retards from the washington post and time magazine.

Hey! Wouldn’t it be great if Allah Pundit were to come down into the swamp and talk to us creatures for a while!

I think Erika is cool.

Does anyone know if Ed is really a Steelers fan or is he just putting us on? They were disappointing last year, weren’t they? (unless you’re a bengals fan)

I wonder if Iowahawk comments on here under a different name.

varys on April 24, 2014 at 9:42 AM

My response.

Says it all, don’t it?

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM

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