I let someone make me feel bad about forcing comment registration. So I tried to implement newer, tougher ways to block spam without forcing registration. I broke the code. I spent hours trying to fix the code. I said “fuck it, I don’t care if anyone ever comments here again”, and gave up. I’m not sure when I’ll have time to revisit it. I have a request for tech support to help me get rid of the dynamic publishing garbage that seems to be at the root of the problem, but who knows how long that will take. However, I feel really confident that no one will be forced to register to comment here, and no comment spam will accumulate, either. In fact, no comments of any kind will accumulate until I figure out what the deal is.
We now return you to our regular programming.