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How to register, comment and engage on

The website of the Tampa Bay Times has been reimagined with more ways to create a personalized experience and engage with the community. Watch the video and read about the ways to connect with below.

Register and personalize

To register for, select the register tab at the top right of your screen and choose the social network or email account you want to use to register. Follow the simple prompts and you are all set to start getting the most out of

Comment and converse

Once you have registered, you are ready to start conversations around the content that matters to you. To comment on a story or other content, click the "join the discussion" link at the bottom of the chosen page and a comment box will appear. Type your observations and the commentary will display with your name, next to the photo from the social or email account you used to register.

To delete one of your own comments, simply hover over it and an "x" icon will appear in the top right, click the "x" icon and you will be prompted to delete your comment.

Flag comments you find inappropriate by selecting the red flag icon that appears on comments. By doing so, you can bring it to the attention of our editors so we can take the correct action in an effort to keep the community thought provoking and respectful.

React and share

The share bar on stories and content makes it easy to let friends and family know what you find interesting on With a single click, you can share content to various social feeds, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and email accounts.

Sometimes readers react quickly to stories or videos. makes it easy to communicate these reactions with buttons located at the bottom of our content. All you have to do is choose a reaction, such as "Inspiring," and specify a social network. The result will appear in your social feed so friends can also react.

Get started today by creating an account and becoming a part of the Tampa Bay Times online community. Have questions? Email us at

How to register, comment and engage on 02/01/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:09pm]
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