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SB Nation Gripe

SB Nation has hit the jackpot, with respect to creating a standardized template for bloggers of all genres (and the readers/contributors to those blogs) to utilize.  Brilliantly played!

If I understand correctly, each particular blog is indiviually owned (e.g., Joel is the owner of RTT) but then the blog is also part of a larger network and must operate within certain rules and limitations.  I think there's a bug (or at least a disconnect) in between this private ownership-franchise/network interface that is starting to get on my nerves.

There are some fantastic writers on behalf of SBN, which results in much linking to one-another and even general "surfing" from one site to another.  While the exposure to other sites is great, it's not so good when it comes to commenting.  For such an interactive forum, there is an obvious advantage to controlling who can post comments in that you can easilly limit spam and other forms of junk posts.  However, I find it awful that if I frequent say 10 SBN Blogs, then I have to have 10 separate user ID/passwords to make respective comments.

Instead of being issued a UID/password that is only valid for a particular site, can I not be issued a SINGLE SBN UID/password that can be used for ALL SBN blogs?  The individual blog owners would/should still have the ability to filter those who irresponsibily post on his/her site, but it would also allow for greater commenting by the now "silent audience".

Seems to me that if such a system were put in place, the SBN would become even more interactive as a result of easier access.  I can't tell you how many times I wanted to leave a simple praise-comment (Great story, thanks man!), but couldn't because I wasn't a registered user at a site (and had no interest in registering for the sake of posting a single comment).

Perhaps this 'journal' could even be brought to SBN's attention?  Maybe I'll send them a personalized email?  Maybe Joel could pass this inquiry on to other SBN blog owners and we all could create a grassroots movement?

Anybody else have similar issues?

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