Commenting now requires login

I've resisted this move as long as possible, but commenting on Dejal blog entries, forums, etc now requires logging in. I tried using a captcha, and back-end spam detection software, and an approval queue, but while each of those helped keep the spam off the site, I've still had to wade through hundreds of spam comments.

I've noticed that most people seem happy to create an account on the site anyway, so this step shouldn't affect too many people. Creating an account is free and easy, and allows much easier access for subsequent comments, allows posting new forum topics, and allows tracking posts so you're notified when there's a reply, if you so desire.

If you don't want to create an account, you can always contact me privately instead.