I've got comment moderation enabled, and have changed the settings so that anyone can post to LIT SOUP. I'm not entirely sure of how all the intricacies of the comment moderation work, but as far as I know, the comment gets e-mailed to me, and I approve/disapprove it for publication. I apologize for the fact that there will now be a delay in the comments appearing on the blog, given the frequency of my checking my e-mail, but I think this is the best solution for all involved.
There are no longer any annoying word verifications.
Let's hope that this gets a better discourse flowing again... I miss all the fun debating and commentry, especially from people who don't have Blogger accounts.
That said, please do remember that I'm attempting to keep LIT SOUP a civil place, and if your comment stretches the bounds of what I consider common decency (I have pretty liberal limits), it may not be posted.
And now, off to read manuscripts! =)
(The EDoA posts will continue... there will still be eight days worth. I've just been delayed. =)