Thanks to Disqus, a new start-up focused on hosting web discussions, I’ve decided to re-enable comments on the blog. Integrating their system with WordPress was a one-minute exercise; hopefully they keep the spam away.
Unfortunately, their system will only work on stories that presently don’t have any comments, so existing threads will remain closed.
I think it’s a great idea to have a service specialize in making a great discussion engine, rather than force me to constantly deal with the spam wars, find new plug-ins with new discussion features, and so forth. Here’s hoping the Disqus integration works out!