Ok, so the comment thingy didn’t work as I’d like, so now I’m trying a forum. I found one — MyBB — with a plugin that syncs forums and replaces the comment system, so I’m going to try it starting with this post. Please comment here and let me know what you think. Thanks!
Edit: Alright, that didn’t work. There was no way to prevent anyone from commenting on the forum thread as a guest, which is a huge, huge security risk. I’ve taken that forum down for now and I’ll try some other options. Thanks for your patience!