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Changes coming April 16th

On April 16th, or sometime soon thereafter, this blog is getting a giant redesign. This has been in the works for well over a year, and many SB Nation blogs (the baseball ones) have already been migrated over to the new format.

The changes coming are too numerous to highlight in this space (even if I was familiar with every new facet, which I'm not). One thing everyone should enjoy is auto-refreshing comments. This feature should ensure that playoff game threads are out of control.

Here's the main page of one of the redesigned blogs, and here's an introductory guide to the new format.

There's only one thing you need to do to prepare for the new PtR: you need to claim your old blog account.

Readers across all of our blogs told us they wanted one account to use on every SB Nation blog. To make this work, we're requiring that everyone create a new SB Nation network account. In most cases you should be able to keep your old username, but a few of you may have to choose something new, since every other community in SB Nation will be going through this same transition. We tried to be as fair as possible in deciding who gets to keep which name, using a formula that takes into account length of membership and frequency of activity.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to participate on all of our blogs, but we don't want to encourage everyone to start visiting rival team blogs and initiating flame wars. To maintain friendly communities we ask that you explicitly join each blog in order to participate. It's a two-click process, but it does means accepting each blog's community guidelines. Just as you join each blog individually, you can be banned on each blog individually.

You can claim old accounts from multiple SB Nation blogs, and your new username will be retroactively attached to all your old comments and diaries. So now you'll be able to access all your writings from your single profile page... like magic.

To get started, click here to claim your old blog accounts and create a new SB Nation network account.