I opened up comments to anonymous folks a month or so back. But added moderation so I could delete the spam. I am tired of deleting the spam, so I have kept anonymous comments, but added the cursed CAPTCHA’s (I learned that is stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart. God rest Alan Turing.
Since I have installed Ghostery to keep out third party cookies, widgets and other evil web things, I have also changed to embedded comments which most other Blogs use.
I hope this will be an improvement for all of us.