I keep getting emails telling me several people subscribed to my blog are blocked from commenting on my entries. I haven't blocked anyone. They tell me that people only may comment if they're members of Facebook, Twitter or WordPress, and they must log in using one of these accounts.
Some of my followers are elderly relatives and friends who struggle with technology. I do not want to make things complicated for them by demanding that register with various other sites they have no interest in giving their personal details to. Other followers are subscribed to one of those sites but value their privacy and wish to keep their RL and online identities separate. I am very attached to WordPress and if there is a way round this, I would much rather not have to move my blog to a new site. However, this has been a problem for several months and there is no sign of any change on the horizon.
Is there a get-around that I don't know about? Is there something I can change in my settings to enable anonymous replies? Or must I really move my blog away from this otherwise lovely site? :-(
The blog I need help with is snailquake.wordpress.com.