I think many NC running public networks will need this feature....... the ability to allow none members comment anonymously on public contents........ i don't think we will need to build another comment box for guests....... i believe that the current comment system can be upgraded to include a "add name" field for non members who want to comment on a public content like a forum discussion to enter their name or tick anonymous and post their comments...... there should also be a "sign up" link that will appear below the comment box for none members.
I don't think there is need to build another comment system using third-party commenting services........ maybe it can be added as an option. But the current comment box is okay all that is needed is a "add name" field and an option to tick anonymous.
We have had this planned in conjunction with our blog redesign on our Product Roadmap.
Great news , is this out yet ? please we need also to be alreted about those tweeks maybe by a newsletter or follow this post or something kindly .