said 1 year, 2 months ago:
@debbiespice You’re welcome! I would say you have to moderate with any comment system – spammers can still use Disqus and the others to get their links in.
I usually suggest that if the audience you want to comment is not used to blog commenting, then go with the base WordPress system. Anyone can enter a name and email address, and local businesses would probably like the ease of being able to share their link as well. They might be deterred if they have to sign up for something though – even if there is an option to bypass, they still might not feel comfortable with it.