Your screen name will appear with any comments you post. By default, your screen name is the first part of the email address you used to log in to For example, if your email address is, your default screen name is “avidreader.” 

To change your screen name, navigate to a discussion stream on any article and click the link at the top that reads “modify my screen name.” Follow the instructions to reset your screen name.

You are welcome to use your real name as your screen name, but we advise against using personal information such as your address or phone number. We reserve the right to reject any screen name that we consider offensive, vulgar or potentially misleading.