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Monday, February 21, 2011

How to Create a New Identity for Commenting: A Brief But Informative Essay

Been dying to share an insightful comment but afraid that this filthy "web log's" draconian new commenting system will lead you to accidentally have your words linked forever with your address? Fear not. We're here to help you set up a throwaway account for commenting. You don't even need to supply an email address.

First, please to be clicking here. You'll see a page that looks like this:


Pick a clever username and a password, then scroll down and click on the agree button. You'll see there's also a place to supply an email address, but that's optional.

Once you're done, you'll need your fancy new "OpenID URL" (circled in distinctly non-DRB red in the picture above). Then come back to this web log, and comment away! Once you're done typing in your insightful and trenchant comment ("Hudginz Section 8 Lake Anne z the lamest RTC iz a realer downtown than NYC" etc. etc.), pull down the tab where it says "Comment as" to OpenID and paste your new URL there, as seen in the illustration below. And you're done!


Now that wasn't such a chore, was it?


  1. It worked for me too.

  2. I feel so much better.

  3. Keeping my gnarled, weather-beaten, ox-trampled fingers crossed that!

  4. Thanks, Restonian, for posting the helpful information for those of us who are strong of back but dim of mind.

  5. Woot from the anti-reston. :)

  6. Hi from Escaped To Eastern Loudoun, previously known as Just Bought A Particleboard Mansion


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