I previously have had commenting wide open. It worked fine for a long time, but now I’m getting so much spam that I’m requiring commentors to give a name and email. I don’t want your name and email, but I’m hoping that it will curb the amount of junk that fills up this blog and wastes my time.
My only other option is turning commenting off. That would be a bummer because it would eliminate the public back and forth that the silent majority can benefit from. Note that I’m still leaving my contact info in the sidebar if you want to avoid the blog commenting altogether.