I know this is an awkward way to ask, but I also didn't think I'd be able to reliably get anybody else's attention through a comment. Nor do I like to be the guy that totally goes off topic in a comment thread.

So...my question is, how do you become an approved user for Gawker in general? I've been reading an commenting on Jalopnik for what seems like at least 5 years now, and I'm kind of sick of having all my comments get bumped to the end and being grayed out. What is the process for this? Thanks in advance.