Why do we have to register to comment?

Because we asked you to...

All kidding aside, we've decided to make readers register to comment to avoid spam problems mostly. It also deters the random drive-by comment by someone from the cubs.com message boards that brings down the quality of the comments. The full benefits are below:
- Ability to comment on articles
- Up-to-date changes on the site; unregistered users are served a cached version of the site which updates on its own whim.
- Ability to vote and view results on polls 
- Future benefits as the site evolves

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