In case anyone missed it last night or this morning, I want to remind everyone that we will be using free registration on the LoHud Yankees Blog beginning Tuesday.
To answer a few early questions that have popped up: 1. Yes, you will be able to opt out of informational emails from the blog. 2. International readers should have no problems registering. 3. We have some plans in place to try to help people get their original screen names. If those issues pop up, we’re probably going to have to deal with them as they happen, but we’re very aware that people are going to want to keep their screen names. We want that as well.
One more time, here’s the original message from our online department.
Starting Tuesday, July 20, we are implementing free registration on the LoHud Yankees Blog. This is not meant to hinder you in any way. Rather, it will make reading and commenting on the blog a richer experience. By introducing registration, we will try to ensure that the conversation is free from the distractions of spammers, trolls and imposters.
Registration will be necessary for those wishing to post a comment on a blog entry. If you simply wish to read the content, you do not need to register. Each person who wants to comment will have to register a unique username. In addition to choosing a username, you will be asked to submit a valid e-mail address, your gender, zip code and age. This information is for demographic purposes only and will not be released to any outside party without your express consent. However, you may receive promotional or informational e-mails related to the LoHud Yankees Blog. You also must check the box saying you agree to the Terms of Service. Once you register and sign in, you’ll be able to comment as much as you wish.
To kick off this new feature, we are holding a drawing for those who register between noon July 20 and noon Aug. 3. Ten users chosen at random will win prizes provided by LoHud.com/The Journal News and Steiner Sports. You must be a registered user to enter the contest. Only one user per household may win. If you are one of the 10 chosen, you will be notified by e-mail following the registration period.