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.
Currently when you sign up for a new Stereogum account, your display name will be generated from your email handle. If that’s a problem for you, hold off on creating a new account — we’re working on a fix. And if you have any technical problems at all, email us.