I set up typekey authentication for the blog. Typekey is a form of authentication that can be used at many sites. Currently its set to require email address when posting a comment. It seems kind of funny to require that of people posting in a somewhat authenticated manner but still allow the quasi anonymous posting.
So for now you can do either. The main advantage is it allows me to “trust” certain commenter so they aren’t moderated. For now I’ll trust myself, and anyone I know personally. We don’t get a lot of legit comments, so its not really a big deal. I just figured I’d point out the change.