because we were working through Movable Type, and we had not synched up our registration system with it. But we are hoping to add comments to articles reasonably soon, and when we do that, we’ll have that layer of security. But, after the events of the past week, we now know we need that layer on our MT blogs as well. Lesson learned, I guess. We’ve had these blogs up for a year, and really had no problems, so this one caught us off-guard and understaffed. But we’ll be back on the horse before long; it’s obviously the right thing to do.
This is good news, because it shows that the Post does understand what went wrong and is working to fix it — and to bring reader comments back to the site, where they belong.