Some of the protocols for registering for new comments on The Consumerist have changed. Also, there’s was a bug that was preventing people from registering since the new layout changed and it’s been fixed. Here’s a quick guide to how the commenting works.
1. Click “New User? Here’s what to do.” at the top of the page or at the bottom of the page.
2. Enter username, password, confirm password, and enter optional email address (for password recovery only). Hit submit.
3. In the upper right hand corner it will say “Registering new user…” This is how you know it’s working. If everything is good, it will say, “Registration Successful.” Otherwise, it will say “Login failed,” either because the screen name is already in use or the passwords didn’t match. Check what you wanted to do and repeat step 2.
4. If you registered to comment on a specific post, you will be taken back to that post where you can enter your audition comment. If you registered from the top of the main page, you can now enter a comment on any post. This will be your audition comment before you are finally approved. We’re looking for comments that are interesting, substantial or highly amusing. So write a comment, polish up your words and post it.. Your comment will only appear once (or if) you’re approved.
And that’s it! Let the cogent and informed discussion fly!