Comment policy and moderation is the responsibility of individual site owners. As such, a large degree of flexibility is presented for selection and management. We think our default settings offer a good mixture of convenience and usability, but you are free to modify them as you wish.
According to the blogs network, there are two classes of users: registered users, and unregistered users. In our implementation, all users with a UW NetID are "registered" users insofar that they can "log in" with their UW NetID. If you don't have a UW NetID, then you cannot be a registered user: you must comment anonymously.
By default, blogs are created with the following settings:
You can review your settings by Logging into your Dashboard and then going to "Settings->Discussion"
If you want to disallow semi-anonymous commenting, then you will want to start by Logging into your Dashboard and then going to "Settings->Discussion" and check "Users must be registered and logged in to comment."
Note: All NetID holders are automatically "registered," so please ignore any message about disabled signup.
If you want to disable all commenting, begin by Logging into your Dashboard and then going to "Settings->Discussion" and uncheck "Allow people to post comments on new articles.