As I understand it, our main free options are Blogger itself, Disqus, and Intense Debate. Our goals for a commenting system remain:
- It should be free.
- It should be simple and clean as a layout matter.
- It should not require a complicated login, and must protect the pseudonymity/anonymity of our users.
- It should synchronize with our existing comments, which reach 2,000/month.
- It should allow comment reading and posting from all mobile devices.
- It should allow for easy moderation/editing/spam protection.
- Ideally, it would allow for threaded comments, "like" buttons, etc.
- It should reward its bearer with riches beyond his or her wildest imagination.