Every once in a while, I like to take a minute to remind you, our cherished readers, about some of the non-blog features here at We Love DC. So today, we’re going to talk about user registration.
Although certainly not required, readers are able to register for a user account here at We Love DC. There are a couple of important benefits to this.
It establishes your identity within the community; if someone decides to troll, they can’t pretend to be you to do it. It helps our anti-spam plugin know who you are if you happen to post a comment with a few links in it that it might otherwise hold for moderation. Also, from time to time we look to our community for new authors; if you already have a user account, it’s really convenient to just promote you to contributor, and all your comments will already be associated with your author profile.
So again, registration is absolutely not required, and if you just can’t stomach the thought of ANOTHER username/password/login cookie, that’s completely fine. You’re just as welcome as you always have been. If you do choose to register, your personal information will ONLY be used to identify you with your account and communicate with you regarding your participation in We Love DC (we have to be able to send your password if you forget it, and sometimes we respond to comments via email). Your info will not be shared with anyone, your email address will not appear on the site, and you will not be spammed.