It’s been months since the last open registration day, so we’re opening the books once again.  First read our Terms of Service, and if you agree, register through this link and follow the steps.  Be patient; we have to approve the first comment of each new registrant, so please don’t keep resubmitting when it doesn’t appear immediately.  We will eventually get them all.

Welcome to Hot Air!

Update: Had a bad link at first, but it’s fixed now!

Update II: It goes without saying that people who try trolling on their first comment will get banned right out of the gate, as well as previously banned commenters.  This is not an amnesty; it’s an opportunity to expand the community.  Dissent isn’t trolling — in fact, we love a good debate — and we know trolling when we see it.

Update (AP): It’s midnight on the east coast and the door is closed. Welcome, new registrants!