I now have a self registration process in place. CLICK HERE.
I will have to approve the registration, which I do on my own schedule.
If you sent a request for registration and did not hear back, drop me a line.
I am working the bugs out of this registration feature.
There may be a time when I open up free commenting again… and/or shut it off.
Registering and logging in can help you avoid the headache.
UPDATE 1643 GMT
Since putting up this post a little while ago, a couple dozen people have registered. It seems to be working properly.
UPDATE 2040 GMT
BTW… if you decide you are not going to provide the information I ask for, I might decide not to approve your registration. Most of what I ask for is not going to be displayed on the blog even if you do decide to comment.
UPDATE 3 Aug 1256 GMT
Quite a few of you have registered. I will keep checking during the day to sign you in.
UPDATE 1839 GMT
Folks, I am not just sitting at my computer hitting the refresh key. I am going to have to review and approve the registrations as is convenient for me. I am trying to review them and approve them in blocks.
UPDATE 7 Aug 1432 GMT
I find that when people have included something in their biographical blurb, which doesn’t appear on the blog when and if they comment, I am able more quickly to approve their registration. FYI. Also, I tend to delete right away people who think they do not need a username, or who simply put initials in the first and last name spots.
UPDATE 11 Aug 2145 GMT
Quite a few of you have registered. Remember…if you register, you have to wait for me to approve the registration. I look at them pretty often, but I am not always looking.