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.

Here are a few things to keep in mind.  When you register, we will e-mail you a password.  It may take a while (anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour or so, depending on the traffic this open registration creates) to get your e-mail, but it will come to you from “mail-at-hotair-dot-com.”  Please check your spam and junk folders if you do not get the e-mail in a reasonable time, as it is almost certainly there if not in your inbox.  At that point, you can comment, but we have to approve your first comment from moderation before you can post any others. That will take us some time to do, so don’t start shooting us e-mails about how your comment didn’t appear.

If you do not see the message, please e-mail us at “tips-at-hotair-dot-com” from the e-mail account you used to register so we can find your account, and we’ll try resending you the password. Please do not ping us on Twitter, as we can’t help you from that platform.

Also, please note that  if you have been banned before, you will not be approved for commenting now.  We are not going to re-litigate prior violations.  Don’t bother writing e-mails detailing how much you’ve changed in the intervening time.  We are focusing on adding fresh voices today, and don’t have the time to waste arguing over long-settled complaints, nor the inclination to do so.

One final note, to both newbies and veterans: the best way to prevent trolls from disrupting threads is to ignore them. Do not get into name-calling exchanges, because that’s exactly what they want to happen – to make the entire thread about them rather than the topic, and to get you in position to get banned as well. Do not take the bait. If you see a problem, drop us a note on the tips line, but please be sure it’s trolling and not just reasonable disagreement or tit-for-tat ad hominems.

Here are a few other points from earlier open registration days:

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

Yes.  Everyone who had not yet logged in should have received a password reset mail that will allow them to log into the system and comment on our site.  If you have not received it, please check your spam folder, as many of those who didn’t see the e-mail ended up finding it there; it came from “mail-at-hotair-dot-com”.  However, if you still don’t see it, you can just click on this link to generate a new reset e-mail.  Don’t do this if you’ve already successfully logged into the system.

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.

Welcome to Hot Air, and we look forward to your comments!


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HonestLib on April 24, 2014 at 1:50 PM

His secret is safe with with me.

Though, to who ever took my pants, we will have words.

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 1:53 PM

*sits by thatsafactjack*

Kalashnikov on April 24, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Well, be nice to her. She’s special.

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Nice to see so many new faces names. Welcome.

BKeyser on April 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Finally.

*sits by thatsafactjack*

Kalashnikov on April 24, 2014 at 1:48 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!

Lanceman on April 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

happyfeet was never my friend.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Thank you, Coz. :) I think you’re pretty special, too. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Finally done with snow dials? Spring has sprung? ; )

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 1:34 PM

6 weeks ago the snow pack in my yard was over 5 feet deep. All gone now.

And it finally became official yesterday afternoon, when ice-out was declared on Lake Winnipesaukee. In some places just 2 months ago, the ice there was 3 1/2 feet thick.

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Hello all. This is my first ever post on this site.

smallbird on April 24, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Hey, if you want an African Grey with a 1,000 word vocabulary, and only one word you could repeat in public….let me know. Got a garage full of ‘em till summer comes along. Then out in the back aviary.

HonestLib on April 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Thank you, Coz. :) I think you’re pretty special, too. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM

He hates to be liked.

I like you too, cozmo :)

Welcome, smallbird.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Yuck. It got down to 49F last night and the wife had the fire place lit up and the heat on! Guess we hate the cold.

HonestLib on April 24, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

He doesn’t really mind too much if I like him. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:02 PM

happyfeet was never my friend.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

He was your buddy! Own it! :P

Crappy_Feet on April 24, 2014 at 2:02 PM

hooray! Now I can continue to lurk, but legitimately.

missred on April 24, 2014 at 2:02 PM

He doesn’t really mind too much if I like him. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:02 PM

You’re truly special :)

…hoping that Frank doesn’t see…

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Resist We Much!

Bishbop on April 24, 2014 at 2:04 PM

He was your buddy! Own it! :P

Crappy_Feet on April 24, 2014 at 2:02 PM

I own being civilized with all, even the most moronic of all morons, until such time where they go…well…overly moronic and sheep-like, no matter their philosophy.

A few true friends is plenty. The rest you just put up with :)

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Thank you, Paladin. :) You know I think you’re pretty special, too… and I don’t care about Frank one way or the other. lol!

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM

overly moronic and onesheepdip-like, no matter their philosophy.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I fixed that.

onesheepdip finally got around to blocking me and Ladyingray the other day.

Lanceman on April 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

onesheepdip finally got around to blocking me and Ladyingray the other day.

Lanceman on April 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Sad and be glad too. Such a symbolic good name and so idiotic…life.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM

You are just as beautiful in the daylight. Are you also a Sun Goddess? *another SMOOCH*

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Good afternoon, handsome. :) You’re very sweet… and a consumate flirt, too. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

consumate…consummate… sorry for the typo.

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

omg — someone opened the “never open this cage” cage

CHAOS

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

yes! After years of never being around at the right time, I’ve finally made it in!

she-viking on April 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Righton righton righton

Looking good :)

cmsinaz on April 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Next time I’ll snag the name Mika Zhuzhinski.

Lanceman on April 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

omg — someone opened the “never open this cage” cage

CHAOS

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:16 PM

If Private Stimpy wasn’t so stalwart in his defense of the history eraser button, I would have mashed it a long time ago!

Murphy9 on April 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Do you have minions?

darnedsock on April 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I have minions.

Hello all. This is my first ever post on this site.

smallbird on April 24, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Hi, small bird. :)

All morning and only five pages.

It must have been a pathetic open registration.

Anybody fun?

And I cannot believe y’all didn’t figure out who crappy feet is right away.

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Cozmo, did you see this?

I’ve waited so long to join. It’s like a breath of fresh air.

cozmospants on April 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Resist We Much!

Bishbop on April 24, 2014 at 2:04 PM

lol :)

– You won’t live long, though. Nah — Bishop will never see this.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

I believe I actually sent you a photo of a couple of my minions. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM

consumate…consummate… sorry for the typo.

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Speaking of consummating and Resist We Much, you are going to kiss me square on the lips in one two two weeks, and I’m totally going to let you. :)

. . . not that my heart isn’t taken. That’s not the point.

<– Miscreant. :p

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Nice handle!! I read backwards ;)

Conservative Cookie on April 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

The new Horace

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:22 PM

I’m gonna be late to the party tonight. Save me a couple of cheetos?

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

hooray! Now I can continue to lurk, but legitimately.

missred on April 24, 2014 at 2:02 PM

And with the option to sigh deeply, crack you neck, and straighten out what needs straightenin’ on extreme occasions. :)

Welcome, Miss Red.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I am? lol! Can’t wait. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I see everything.

Payback comes in many forms.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Yeah, I saw it. That’s all I’m gonna’ say about that…for now.

Do you have minions?

darnedsock on April 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I have good minions. Do you measure up?

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 2:27 PM

I see everything.

Payback comes in many forms.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Schadenfreude, pure!!!

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Lanceman on April 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Quiet YOU!!!

*smak*

ladyingray on April 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I like it lanceman

cmsinaz on April 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

My first comment. Now, I don’t have to shake my fist at the gods when I see a dumb comment on Hot Air. Now, I can add my own.

learnsome on April 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I’ve waited so long to join. It’s like a breath of fresh air.

cozmospants on April 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Yikes

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I’m gonna be late to the party tonight. Save me a couple of cheetos?

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

dude — if I don’t sleep through it, my Cheetos are your Cheetos. :) –Assuming there are enough. If there aren’t enough, my Cheetos are my Cheetos and you’re just boned ’cause homey don’t roll with an empty stomach all passing another dude his last few Cheetos.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

My first comment. Now, I don’t have to shake my fist at the gods when I see a dumb comment on Hot Air. Now, I can add my own.

learnsome on April 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Excellent comment and nom. Welcome!

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Happy to finally participate and read in the comments!

Finally!

CaledoniaConsrv on April 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

I see everything.

Payback comes in many forms.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Okay children, everybody duck and cover. As long as you stay under your desks while the sirens are blaring, the mushroom cloud can’t hurt you.

Laura in Maryland on April 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

I’m gonna be late to the party tonight. Save me a couple of cheetos?

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I’ll spring for the Cheetos. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Save me a couple of cheetos?

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:24 PM

No, but the liquor bottle will be in the empty cheetos bag, just for you.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Yuck. It got down to 49F last night and the wife had the fire place lit up and the heat on! Guess we hate the cold.

HonestLib on April 24, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I have the heat on now, and it’s daytime.

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Now there’s a real friend. :)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Laura in Maryland on April 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Howdy Laura!!! *waves*

Sorry I missed you at Easter. Glad to hear y’all are plugging along just fine, with just a few minor bumps!

ladyingray on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM
thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:31 PM
Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Feeling some HA love right now….

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

When will Hot Gas cover Cloven McBundy’s comments on race?

antisense on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

When will Hot Gas cover Cloven McBundy’s comments on race?

antisense on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

3 posts aren’t enough?

Go look. One post already has 900+ comments.

portlandon on April 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM

antisense on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

HA didn’t really cover him during the standoff. Why should things change now?

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

:)

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

When will Hot Gas cover Cloven McBundy’s comments on race?

nosense on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

ladyingray on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Howdy back atcha! I’ve got a rare day off, and two minutes to myself while I wait for an email. I hope all is well with you.

Laura in Maryland on April 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

When will Hot Gas cover Cloven McBundy’s comments on race?

antisense on April 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

3 posts aren’t enough?

Go look. One post already has 900+ comments.

portlandon on April 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Hmmm….interesting noob, eh, landon?

ladyingray on April 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

HA didn’t really cover him during the standoff. Why should things change now?

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM

But they’re covering him now. Welcome to HA, RINO Nirvana!!!

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Hi all. I’m not new, this is a nick change. I used to post under my real name but after Mozilla I think being more discreet is in order.

Buck Farky on April 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

antisense lives down to its nom, again.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Hmmm….interesting noob, eh, landon?

ladyingray on April 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Not a noob, but consistently nonsensical.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Yes. Nonsense.

thatsafactjack on April 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Hi all. I’m not new, this is a nick change. I used to post under my real name but after Mozilla I think being more discreet is in order.

Buck Farky on April 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Shh, you bucked the system, something not possible.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

When will antisense condemn burning babies for fuel?

faraway on April 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Hi all. I’m not new, this is a nick change. I used to post under my real name but after Mozilla I think being more discreet is in order.

Buck Farky on April 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM

On very serious note, this was a wise move, very wise. Don’t trust anyone with your identity.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Not a noob, but consistently nonsensical.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Don’t recognize the moniker, but then, I haven’t been around a lot lately…

ladyingray on April 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Good morning HAers and welcome Newbies. I’ve only read a little of the comments and just want to say to the veteran HAers, I’m just so happy to be among you.

To the Newbies: Make sure your seat belt is on for the first day (it may be a little bumpy), wait for the all-clear sign (it’s either a pat on the head or they want to adopt you), and should you get in a tussle with a fellow HAer, shake hands and get back in your corner asap. Elections are coming up and we gotta stick together to “fight the good fight”.

Concerning trolls: If you haven’t noticed before hand, there’s a Troll Patrol here. You may want to take notes from their troll interactions before committing to a verbal tussle. Personally, I enjoy reading how they chase the troll back down the basement stairs, as the troll screams for his/her mama. Should you feel a bit trounced yourself, keep it in back of your head that you’ve got supporters here. HAers have got your back.

31giddyup on April 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Next time I’ll snag the name Mika Zhuzhinski.

Lanceman on April 24, 2014 at 2:18 P

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And if you were a Female, you could snag the name Lotta GOO.

ToddPA on April 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

New User Alert: We are having a ‘Promote Jeb Bush Hour’ beginning at 3PM EST. So, get your comments in early.

faraway on April 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I really appreciate being able to comment here.

Mour1935 on April 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

You have to listen to this.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I’m FINALLY one of the cool kids!

Free2Smooze on April 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Del Dolemonte on April 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Hey, Del, there’s a newbie who is a big fan of yours.

Enjoy!!

Translation?

It Burns!

It Burns on April 24, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Are you paying tribute to Del Dolemonte?

If so, well done!!

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Del has done the job no one else wants to do for years now. Similar to rogerb. Del is like rogerb in real time.

It Burns on April 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I’m FINALLY one of the cool kids!

Free2Smooze on April 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Bring me pics.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I’m FINALLY one of the cool kids!

Free2Smooze on April 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Welcome

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

+Autographs of the hot chicks.

Autographed pics.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Yeah! Been waiting six years for this.

Picaro on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

My goal is to get a fan. I need one.

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

My goal is to get a fan. I need one.

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I think you have fans, dude. It’s just that your fans are going to be like you, sort of laid back and rolling with it.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM

My goal is to get a fan. I need one.

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Even if i’m an older fan, I won’t be jealous if you get a newer fan. I might be a little jealous of Miss Jackie but have more respect for her than anything.

31giddyup on April 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Del has done the job no one else wants to do for years now. Similar to rogerb. Del is like rogerb in real time.

It Burns on April 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Sundial will be next :)

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Howdy everyone!

It’s a pleasure to join you fine folks!

Sue_D._Newman on April 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Bishbop on April 24, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Thank goodness!

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM

let the trolling begin

olympusmons on April 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

My goal is to get a fan. I need one.

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Never happen.

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Fans are over rated.

Minions are what you want.

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

31giddyup on April 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Even when I am skimming to catch up, I always stop to read your posts.

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Had this day marked in my calendar since I missed the last open registration.

So happy I don’t need to comment on the Milwaukee newspaper website anymore.

Seriously beginning to think I should give in and agree with my fiancé to move to Texas…

Teach me how to Bucky on April 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Your pants made it back from the cleaners.

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

cozmo on April 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I love this place!

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Welcome to Hot Gas!

baysohio on April 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Thank goodness!

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM

I wonder how that happened.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Welcome to Hot Gas!

baysohio on April 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

. . . thanks. :)

Sorry, it took me a minute because it was backwards.

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Axe on April 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Yeah, I wonder. -_-

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Seriously beginning to think I should give in and agree with my fiancé to move to Texas…

Teach me how to Bucky on April 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

It’s the right thing to do. And welcome to Hot Gas!

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM

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