Turned required registration off for comments. I want to see if our spam filters will stop the spam before it gets posted. If any shows up, it will be deleted. I want this blog to be open and bidirectional. I don’t want it to become a repository for suppository advertising.
If it works, we will keep it this way. If it doesn’t we will revert to registration for comments. This has little to do with our gentle and numerous readers, it has more to do with whether or not we have the abusers appropriately fenced off.
Update: This time I really turned it off … no, honest … really … (I er um erm forgot to uncheck the box which let users comment without being logged in … go figure)