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Hi, thanks for registering. I’ve set this up to allow registered members to post comments on stories, and other features to come. I’d like encourage people to use their real names when signing up– you can use an underscore between your first and last names, or some other variation (read my article on why I think that fantasy nicknames are bad for community-building).

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