An Eazy Sleazy Stereogum Commenting System Is Coming
As I’ve been saying for several years, Stereogum’s new commenting platform is “a few weeks away.” Although we redesigned last fall, this website was still Frankensteined together from various janky ancient plugins; so it’s been a big project since then to update our code, especially with regard to user accounts and cache.
Today we migrated to a new identity management system that will allow us to roll out more advanced community tools soon. You won’t notice any commenting functionality changes yet, but there is a new log in/out experience and flow for changing passwords.
Next time you successfully log in, you’ll be all set in the new system. You must enter your email, not username, and note your display name may revert to whatever it was when you first signed up. You’ll eventually be able to change that again along with your avatar when we release the new commenting system. There will be a new way to change your avatar too, but for now you should be able to choose an avatar by creating an account (using the same email address you use for Stereogum) at gravatar.com.
If you are having problems reviving a legacy display name, or if you have any technical problems at all, email us.