But I'm tired of waking up with 5 spam comments that I need to delete. As a result we've increased the comment security from an optional sign in with an email address and verification code to requiring comments to sign in with Typepad, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Sorry about that. And please don't blame me, blame those folks trying to sell their fake designer handbags, shoes and perfume.
If this cost is enough to shut down the good comments then we'll go back to option authentication and I'll figure out another way to deal with the spam.