is currently undergoing policy changes to our commenting section.
These changes include, but are not limited to the following;

  • Non-subscribers will be required to register with before they can post comments. Registering will involve the setting up of a username, providing a “nickname” which will be published with each comment, and providing a valid email address.
  • Both subscribers to The Citizen, online or printed edition, and registered non-subscribers will be required to agree to a “Reader Submitted Content Agreement”. Anyone who registers will be required to approve the agreement before they can complete the comment registration process.

Registration Procedures For Subscribers:

Current subscribers to The Citizen will be able to post comments by simply logging onto using their current subscriber username and password. At this time, subscribers may be asked to agree to the “Reader Submitted Content Agreement” the first time they attempt to post a comment. As of the creation of this notice subscribers may not be asked to approve the agreement. This function is still being tested. Once completed all subscribers will have to approve the agreement once before posting comments.

Registration Procedures For Non-Subscribers:

Non-subscribers to The Citizen will be able to post comments after they have registered with Simply click on the register option, which can be found by clicking the “Post Comment” link at the top of each story and finding the red comment toolbar. You will be required to provide a username and valid email address. The email address will be used to email you your password. You will also need to provide a “nickname” which will be posted with each of your comments.
After creating your account, you will be emailed your selected username and generated password. You will then be able to log into and begin posting comments to our stories.
At the creation of this notice some features of the registration process may not be functioning. Once you receive the email containing your username and password please proceed back to and login using the login option available for posting comments.
Please note, the comment registration process is for the sole purpose of allowing readers, both subscriber and non-subscriber, to post comments to stories at This process does not allow non-subscribers to view any “premium content” level stories and articles.

Posted March 11th, 2010