From the July 23, 2010 post:
After being buried every day with spamments requiring moderation (between 100 and 300 per day) I decided it was time to change the comment policy here at Weekend Pundit. More than a few of you wishing to comment were being drowned out by the spam masquerading as comments, meaning I couldn't find your comments among all the crap filling my e-mail Inbox.
So here goes:
From now on anyone wishing to comment must register in order to do so. If you click on the Comment link on any post the login request will pop up. Make sure to select "Movable Type" under the 'Sign in using...' header on the Login page. If you use the other options - Open ID, LiveJournal, or Vox - the registration will fail. If you are not already registered click on the Sign Up link in the lower right hand corner and fill in the blanks on the form. Once you are registered and after I enable your account any comments you post will appear immediately without need for moderation by either Brent, Bagheera, or me.A Warning: Management (meaning me) reserves the right to ban abusers of the comment system, such abuses being defined as but not limited to threatening authors or other commenters - explicitly or otherwise, committing acts of libel, or promoting criminal acts.
Everyone is welcome to comment, even those who may vehemently disagree with us. It makes things more interesting for all involved.
If you don't like it, that's just too bad. It's our blog, not yours.