Just a quick reminder. Due to the massive amounts of comment spam that my server is hit with every day, I have sent comments to require approval prior to appearing on my site. (Since 1500GMT yesterday, I have received over 300 spam comments.) I do use a registration service called TypeKey to authenicate users and grant immediately publishing of comment rights. TypeKey is a free service of Six Apart Inc., the company that creates MovableType (which is the program I use to power my blog), LiveJournal, TypePad Vox and a few other services.
Basically, go to TypeKey, register, log-in to TypeKey using the link in my comment section, post your comment, and then in the future you will see it on my blog right away.
A question, if I create my own registration system, will be use it? I am planning to move my blogging on student politics over to another domain (in similar nature to www.studentunion.ca) where I will be creating a phpBB forum for discussion on student politics. I could probably have the same registration system for both if I put my mind to it.
TypeKey Registration is at: http://www.sixapart.com/typekey/