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  1. i want to allow anyone to post/comment on my blog. i can post something on my site and someone can comment, but a user cant post whatever he wants on my sit. how do i do this?

    The blog I need help with is ewseaman.wordpress.com.

  2. The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam. Spam comes in waves. There are human beings who get paid to post spam. There are robotic programs that post spam.

    i want to allow anyone to post/comment on my blog.

    [sarcasm] What a fabulous idea! I mean why not toss the welcome mat down for every spammer out there so they can post their porno, make money BS, and all their crap on your site easily and instantly. [/sarcasm]

    This page > Settings > Discussion is where you set up defaults for comments.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/

    Discussion Settings
    Other comment settings
    _Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
    _Users must be registered and logged in to comment

    Note that the prompt to submit and email address and a website URL will still appear, but providing an email address and logging in are not required, and you cannot change this so the prompt does not appear.

    You can post instructions for your visitors in a text widget if you wish to set up anonymous commenting. That's easy to do. You copy and paste this into a text widget:

    Readers: Note that the email address and logging in prompts do appear for comments on this blog, but providing an email address and logging in are not required.

    P.S. Do be sure to set up full comment moderation ie. "An administrator must always approve the comment" because anonymous commenting is bound to increase the amount of spam your blog will receive.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation

  3. but a user cant post whatever he wants on my sit.

    That's not what blogs are designed for.

    If you’d like to invite others to publish posts or help approve comments on your blog, you can invite them to be a Contributor, Editor, or Author. If you want users to receive updates each time you publish new content you can invite them to be a follower/viewer.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/

  4. What you want is a wiki or a VERY VERY EXPENSIVE install of WP.org software. Icanhascheezburger.com for instance, pays $30,000 a year for hosting and tech support.

  5. @raincoaster
    This blogger is apparently a college student so maybe the free wiki option will be the way to go.

    @ewseaman
    See here http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/06/13/whats-a-wiki/

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