Alex Blaze

Register to comment at the Bilerico Project

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 04, 2008 5:30 PM | comments

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Quite a few new commenters have joined the conversation here recently. Welcome!

If you leave a comment, it has to be approved by someone on the editorial team here at the Bilerico Project. But if you register to comment, they'll appear automatically.

Instead of just leaving a comment, click "Sign in or create an account to comment," just above the "Name" field. Follow the steps to register, and then leave a comment. We'll approve your account after your first comment so that you don't need to be approved anymore after that.

This helps reduce the spam we get here at the Bilerico Project, which, without our filters in place, would be an awful problem (we receive several hundred spam comments a day).

Thanks for registering, and a brief explanation of basic HTML allowed in comments is after the jump.

Also, if you've had trouble registering, please leave a comment and we'll get that sorted out.

Here are some cool things you can do in the comments here to make what you say look snazzy.

Hyperlink: A hyperlink is that thing where the text you're reading turns green and is underlined for a few words and you can click on it to go to another webpage.

Like this.

The way you'd type something like that into a post is like this:

<a href="">Like this</a>

Make sure to use the "http://"! This also helps to keep long URL's in the content column instead of drifting off to the side of the browser.

Blockquote: Do you like quoting others? This helps to delineate what you say and what someone else is saying, like this dude says:

Kneeling comes naturally for a priest. Mm-hmm. Doesn't Mark Jordan estimate that 2/3 of priests have G-cards? Well, then. I'm going to say that this is more likely than not a blow job joke.

Just put in blockquote tags - <blockquote>Quoted text</blockquote> - and you get some indentation action.

Stylized text: Do some fun stuff with text. DON'T FORGET THAT ALL CAPS MEANS SHOUTING AND IS BAD NETIQUETTE. Italics and bold are good substitutes.

  • <b>bold</b>
  • <u>underlined</u>
  • <i>italics</i>
  • <s>strike through</s>
  • <center>This centers text on the page</center>

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I've tried to register more than once and it doesn't seem to work. :(

Christian, I don't have any attempted sign ups from your e-mail address. I DO have a "Christian73" who hasn't confirmed his account (from the e-mail sent out when someone signs up). If this is you, e-mail me and confirm the e-mail address used and I'll activate the account for you.

If anyone else is having problems registering or didn't get the confirmation e-mail (it gets stuck in SPAM filters sometimes), leave a comment with the username you chose and I'll activate the account.

Sign up. Thanks. And keep in blogging.

Hi Alex. I have also attempted to sign-up before and never received an email activation notification. I just signed up a second time adding a 1 to the end of my user name so there may be two sign up attempts under my name.

Got you, Steveck. I activated the account without a 1 at the end (the original one). The password is the one you chose earlier. You can comment without moderation on Bilerico Project, Bilerico-Indiana and Bilerico-Florida.

Sorry for any trouble. The problem is a couple of SPAM filters some servers use. We've been under a sustained SPAMmer attack since launching nationally and I've started getting SPAM e-mails to myself from my own e-mail address. Some filters are starting to think we're spammers when it's these assholes starting to send out spoofed e-mails. Argh. We're working on it.

Anyone else having problems?

Thanks Bil for taking care of the problem and Thanks to Alex for reminding us to follow through and register. I feel like I'm now a part of a large, happy, bitchy, dysfunctional family... again.

Jenny Buckley | September 2, 2008 11:02 AM

Signing up was a breeze for me. I lose my fair share of important emails to the dreaded spam filter, but this time I was lucky.

I have been reading the daily digest for a while now, and I am always in awe at finding such diverse, and informative prose. Reading your daily digest has opened up my whole world to the realization that important work is going on out there. We get so isolated in our own problems and our daily concerns that it is a breath of fresh air to know that so much is happening to change the hearts and minds of people around the globe.

Thank you to every one of you for fighting for a better, more inclusive world.

I hate to whine, but the website security system at Moveable Type sucks!

I know I have a account under the username "ajlopp" but it rejects the password that I thought I used when creating the account. So I click the "Forgot Password" link, right? OK ... but then it asks me for a "recovery phrase" ... if I'm such an idiot that I can't remember my password, how am I expected to waste even more of my dwindling gray cells remembering some Goddamn "recovery phrase"? Can't they give me a security hint that is a real hint?

Yes ... I can set up a new MT account using a different username ... but everyone knows how stubborn I am! (Has something to do with getting old, I'm told ...)

There once were additional links that allowed me to use my account at TypePad ... oh, I guess those were the Good Old Days! I can't expect Jerame to support every feature imaginable, considering the miracle he is already working just keeping this whole blogsite up and running! What will the world do when our computers self-destruct out of the sheer weight of their own complexity?

I bit the bullet. I created a new MoveableType account.

Now I am going to Cafe Press and order a T-shirt with my "recovery phrase" on it.

Bitch. Bitch. Bitch.

I hope I am registered, but who knows for sure. I have not gotten an email confirmation. I have commented off and on for a long time usually as JK Johnson. I have also set Bil, Jerame and Alex emails about and have received no reply so I wonder whether or not it all went to SPAMland; although, it was not spam.

Wow. I'm finally legit. I feel empowered now...

I guess, I, too, am legitimate now. I will use my original sign-in name "JK Johnson" and not Kim Johnson for all future comments. I guess I just have too many names.

I signed up after Bill asked me. I had thrown Pam Spaulding a few crumbs to send her bloggers to the DNC convention. He said he was going to do the same if I hadn't. My posts take about 24 hours, so I presume that they are being scrutinized by higher ups.

Hey Charles -

I noticed that you weren't using your account though - that's why your comments have been going moderated again. Don't fill out any info when the comment section first loads (e-mail, etc). Just click the "Sign in or create an account" link above the comment box. When you're signed in it will say "Thanks for signing in, Charles Merrill." and those e-mail, name, URL boxes will disappear.

I enjoy your comments and hate it when I see you've had one sitting in the comment queue for a bit.

I want to edited by a provincial gay group from Indiana with a blog. It is a pivotal state, and the gays are mostly closeted. Interesting and I am glad the worldly lesbians have taken over the blog. I expect to see Rachel Maddow and Suzie Ormond come on this blog and post anyday now.