I do not want to lock my stories on AO3 to registered users only. I know that there are reasons why people may not want to join the site, even though it’s now possible to get an invitation in a matter of a few days, if not immediately.
I don’t want to lock my stories. What I would like is to keep unregistered/unlogged-in people from commenting. Because I’ve never had a problem with a registered user. Even those who don’t like my stories are polite, and offer constructive criticism. Even if I don’t agree with it, I understand why they left the comment.
But man. I could do without certain anon commentators some days.