For a while, we’ve only allowed members to comment on stories. Starting today, we’ve switched to allowing non-members to comment.
There were a couple of reasons we only allowed members to comment: (1) We wanted membership to have some perks, and (2) we didn’t want to deal with comment spam. As it turned out, we didn’t have to deal with comment spam at all, because we had no comments at all. (insert frowney face here)
So, we’re going to turn on the “anyone can comment” feature, and see what happens.