Starting Monday afternoon, anonymous commenting will be disabled on the N&O blogs. This move will allow us to eliminate spam and make conversations on the blog move more quickly.
Under the old system, an N&O staffer must approve anonymous comments before they appear online. We simply didn't have the resources to have a full-time moderator.
If you would like to continue commenting on our blogs, please register at newsobserver.com. It's a quick and painless process.
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Rachel Carter.