Chat FAQ

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Q: How do I register to participate in a live chat?

A: If you've already registered to comment on The Daily Beast, then you're already registerd for chat. If you're not, sign up by either by (1) clicking on "Sign in" at top-left corner of any page, (2) clicking "Sign in" at the top of the comments stream, or (3) simply posting a comment in the live chat and then following the steps to register when you post the comment.

Q: What sign-in options do I have for participating in a live chat?

A: You can create a commenting account using your a social-network identity or using an email address.

Q: Can I participate without creating an account?

A: No, we require readers to create an account in order to be able to post comments to a live chat.

Q: Can I edit my comment after posting it?

A: No, you can not edit your chat comment after you've posted it.

Q: Can I embed HTML in my chat comment?

A: No, HTML is not supported in live chat.

Q: How do I flag an abusive or off-topic chat comment?

A: Hover the comment's time stamp and click "Flag" and then click "Spam", "Offensive", "Disagree", or "Off-topic". When a comment is flagged, our moderators will be notified.

Q: How do I change/reset my password?

A: Click "Sign in" at the top-left corner of the site. Then click "Forgot password?" in the sign-in pop-up and follow the steps provided. Please note: If you don't receive an email, then you may only have logged in with your social network ID. The above process will not change your social network password. Try logging in with one of your social network IDs instead.

Q: How do I change the information on my user account, such as email address, or username?

A: Readers cannot change their own information once created. You can either create a new account or send a request to [email protected].

Q: What is the community policy?

A: Our community policy is here.