After much anticipation, I am happy to announce that we have opened up user registration on this blog. With over 75,000 total comments and a million hits a week, it became time to do something about the noise to signal ratio in the comments section. I'll always have the ability for people to post anonymously in the comments, but in an effort to build the community I have decided to implement a registration approach that would allow you to use your gamertag to post your comments. Since using Passport was not an option, Litheon and I decided to try another approach that is pretty unique and custom to this blog. It's quick, easy and can be done completely from your computer. First you need to sign up here and follow the easy instructions. (Don't have a Gamertag? You can get one free here.) After you successfully register you Gamertag, when you post a comment you'll get nifty background color based on your Xbox Live membership level. You'll also be able to rate posts (and do other things we have planned for the future.)
It's important to mention that this is a beta test, and there may be some issues during sign-up.
If you have any issues, questions or comments on the system please post them on this page.
Remember: When you sign-up here, it not connected in any way with Xbox.com or your Xbox Live Passport information. Never share your user name/password with anyone!
Thanks to Litheon (the tech brains behind the blog) for working on this and making it happen.
Edit: If you have any issues, questions or comments on the system please email gtauth at majornelson dot com (make sure to replace the words with their appropriate characters) with a description of the problem and your gamertag.
Edit: Why do you need an email address to sign up? Simple: The system needs a way to send you an email with further instructions. Once you sign up, your email address stays private. It won't be used for SPAM or sold or shared with anyone else. Relax, it stays here…and only here.