One of the many reasons for moving to WordPress has been better control and more options on comments. There is a balance between ease of commenting (desirable) and control of spam and flamers, or abusive commenters. I’m going to leave things pretty freewheeling for now, and see how it goes. Some busy blogs are using comment registration, which I find a mild inconvenience, but let me know what you think.
Also, any feedback on layout, link or permalink problems, etc. is much appreciated.
Also, if you’re interested in getting on the blogroll, this is a great time (reciprocity always appreciated, of course).
UPDATE: For those of you who couldn’t leave comments, I’ve figured out how to allow comments without registering. If you’re still having problems leaving a comment, leave me a comment (like those voice mail messages — “If you have a touch tone phone, please press 1. If not, please press 2.”) or e-mail me.