Magical New Commenting System

As some of you have already noticed, we’ve added some exciting and significant upgrades to how comments work on The Consumerist.

Here’s the inside track on your awesome new powers.

Profile: In the comments on any post, click the “edit my user profile” button below the comments box. Here you can change your avatar, password or contact info.

Threads of glory/shame: By clicking on a user’s name, you can see all the comments they’ve ever made, across all the sites, in the context of the post they were in response too.

Avatars: You can now upload a 32 x 32 pixel picture that will appear next to your name in the comments.

New commenter approval: Now everyone can leave a comment, pending approval by our cabal. Simply type your comment, then enter a username and password. New commenters will get some confirmation screens and if your secret cabal of interns enjoys what you have to say, you’re in like Flint.

Go on and give it a shot and let us know how it works!