Glad someone else posted this. I was also wondering. And, looked for corresponding threads but found none.Am I missing something, or can't I comment on front page articles using my forum account? I don't want to use my Twitter credentials, and I don't use Facebook, Google+, or Disqus.
I'm pretty sure that was pre-Disqus. I'm considering this a trial period for Disqus, so I might at some point go back to WordPress comments (which you used last week).This last week I was ablew to reply to an article without having to log in to another service, so I guess it's working for me again.
I don't remember getting blog discussion notifications offhand.Do you remember ever getting notifications about an ongoing discussion on the blog?
It's always been hit or miss -- or miss. @Rafagon has commented on occasion how email notifications are odd. I forget the exact issue.
Disqus allows guest commenting. However, it removes any notifications and I'm guessing, it would open up comments to a new breed of spam.