Chat Closed: Get Commenting Access In Real-Time!

Okay, bonny lads, luscious lasses. Time for you to become a commenter, without all the uncertainty of firing an email like a single spermatoza hazarding a trek through the Internet’s labyrinthian fallopian tubes. We’re giving them away in real time. Starting…. NOW!

Want a commenting invite? Follow the pithy instructions below:

1) Click this link to go to our Campfire chat room. Sorry guys! It’s over!
2) Fill in a Screen Name. Click ‘Sign In’.
3) If you want a commenting invite, simply type in your email address with no other text. We’ll send one out to you straight away.
4) Once you’ve got comment access, leave a comment here to test.

Already got commenter access? Come on in and chill with some fellow consumerists. We’re also looking to get a post up later today with tips, tricks and timing of turning in your Frequent Flyer miles. If you’ve got any tips, come join us and spout off.

I’ll be giving away invites from 10:15 am to 12:15 PM EST.

UPDATE: Sorry guys! It’s over! We had a blast thought and gave away close to 100 comment invites.

Missed it? Fret not. We’ll be doing it again next week, probably in the afternoon EST. We’re hoping to do this every week. Or, if you can’t wait that long, you could always hazard emailing us at, although that can be spotty at best.


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  1. Jess A. says:

    This is just a test to confirm that my new comment access is working! Thanks!

  2. Jasephoto says:

    This is just a test to confirm that Jess’s new comment access is working. ;)

  3. spirit635 says:

    Thanks John B.

  4. gotbock says:


  5. Kinsara says:

    This is just a test :)

  6. mariaonthemove says:


  7. mariaonthemove says:


  8. rideon says:

    my simmering consumer rage is so happy to have a home.

  9. something_amazing says:

    Ugh. I thought consumerist would have learned after Kotaku tried this out that it doesn’t really increase the quality of the comments :P

  10. Daryl says:

    This is not a test. This is the real thing.

  11. mr_monotonic says:


  12. robbie says:

    “this is just. a. test”

  13. Phyltre says:

    There were those who said this day would never come.

    What are they to say now?

  14. segfault, registered cat offender says:


  15. rock711 says:


    Let the opinion vomit commence.

  16. Tankueray says:

    Thanks Consumerist!!!

  17. Mad Cow Disease.

  18. Joe_Bagadonuts says:

    And we’re on in 5…4…3… Thanks Consumerist!

  19. hunter rose says:


  20. Yippee, I’m so giddy now!

  21. brigita says:

    Sometimes a test is just a test.

  22. RandomHookup says:

  23. Kat23 says:

    Finally I am validated.

  24. HalcionDaze says:

    Lè Test

  25. quetzal says:


  26. Cap says:

    wee. good idea guys, was always too lazy to request via email, and apparently it’s rather a hit or miss anyway.

    hope no one’s melting on the east coast today.

  27. cella says:

    testing! yay!

  28. Jesse McBesse says:


  29. pr0FF3ss0r_j3rkwh3at says:

    Hooray for comment access!

  30. Thermopyle says:

    Remember, just because you have something to say doesn’t mean the rest of us will care.

  31. Riker says:


  32. satmandu says:

    This is not a test.

  33. Leto says:

    Look what I can do, Mom!

  34. Triteon says:

    Now I’m on the grid, now they can find me.

  35. Yoni K says:


  36. William Mize says:

    Just a quick post to test my mighty, mighty commenting skills.

  37. Thanks for the access! I appreciate it.

  38. What’s with the comments lately on Gawker sites? Is Denton cracking the whip against you guys to get more hits or something?

    Commenters are pretty funny on this site. Shout out to my fellow Consumerists!

  39. Ishmael says:

    Is this what it’s like for Total Farkers when a thread gets greenlit and the liters come in? I’ve always wondered – I’m too cheap to pay the $5.

  40. AcilletaM says:

    This is the first step towards getting paid by Calacanis!

  41. AcidReign says:

    …..There’s a certain, secret thrill I get when I post a rambling, non-proof-read paragraph, and shut a thread down, never to be commented on again.

  42. W00t! Took me a day to get around to checking but I can post because you guys are awesome! yay!

  43. Rectilinear Propagation says: