The login process on Slate has changed. If you have previously logged in to Slate with a username and password, or with your Google account, you will need to first choose a new password before you can log in again. (If you log in with Facebook, Twitter or Yahoo, you will be able to log in as before.)
To do this, click the “Forgot your password?” link and follow the instructions to select a password. Google users, enter the email address that is associated with your Google account.
Once you have done this, you can then log into the site:
Go to “Sign In,” then enter your email address and the password you just chose using the forgot password process. If you would also like to be able to log in with your Google account, visit your profile settings page, click “Link Account” in the left side, then click the Google button to add your Google account.
Another way to sign in with Google. Go to “Sign In,” then click the Google button. After giving permission, you will then be prompted to merge your Google account or create a new one. Choose the merge option and enter the new password you have just created.
Please note: If you choose “Create a new account using Google+” instead, you will lose your previous commenting history and access to your Slate Plus account, if you have one.