I'm getting lots of questions about registration.
To clarify: I didn't introduce registration to kill the heated debates on this site. And I didn't introduce it to discourage negative comments. I did it because someone has been posting highly inappropriate comments. We might have a creepy troll (someone who doesn't even have kids) lurking on the site and since we're discussing our children I think it would be best to block this person. The SF K Files has grown into a large community; we're getting anywhere from 500 to 1,200 unique visitors on the site a day. Last year, when I was in the midst of the process only 200 people visited a day. It's very common to require registration when you have such a large, active community. Also, keep in mind that you can come up with a very generic username such as "Mom" and no one will have a clue who you are. But at the same time, I worry about dampening the candid, thoughtful conversations that have been spurred on this site. I want people to feel comfortable speaking their mind.
That said, I'm introducing a poll where you can vote on whether or not you think The SF K Files should require registration. I'm turning off the registration requirement for a week so everyone can easily vote in the poll--and comment in this post.