After I stopped word verification to make it easier to comment, I had disabled anonymous comments because I was getting lots of spam and I was under the impression that with Open ID you could just enter your email address and then you could comment. Unfortunately that turned out not to be the case, so basically I was stopping anyone without either a blog or a gmail account from commenting. I am very annoyed at myself for not checking first, and basically turning all these people away from my blog!
I am SO SO sorry! If this has stopped you, please don’t be annoyed at me. I am not evil, just stupid!
And thank you to my sister (Hallo!) for pointing this out to me!