Note: I don't do a good enough job of reminding people of some of the features of SBN. Frankly, even if you don't like to comment or create FanPosts like this one, it's worth creating a user name (you can use already-existing Yahoo and Open IDs) just for the benefits outlined below, which make accessing this and other SBN team- or sport-specific sites a much better experience.
Before I started this site I was a lurker at other SBN sites -- which is what drew me to want to blog here -- and when I finally created a user name, I was stunned by what I'd been missing. You get a lot more from this with a user login.
(And no, logging in doesn't give me super Big Brother powers or the like. But I might ask for a DNA sample. You know, just for "research.")
[Update June 3: In addition to the do-hickeys and whatzits outlined below, you can now connect your SBN account to your Twitter feed, so if you post a FanPost here you can choose to automatically send it to Twitter, with shortened URL and your own pithy title, etc. Pretty cool.]
Anyway, here are some of the tools you might be missing (with big, extra thanks to SBN baseball analysis site Beyond the Boxscore, from whom I stole this post):
If you do decide to create an account and post a few comments, there are some additional nifty tools to help keep you organized.
Any other tips I'm missing or reasons to become a member other than commenting?
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