I have been getting slammed with spam comments the last few weeks so I have changed authentification for commenters. You will have to sign in with Twitter, Facebook , Typepad or if you click the more button you will get many more options. I hate this! I don't like having to sign in to leave a comment but I am hoping this will stop, or at least slow, the spam.
If not then this summer I will be moving this site to SquareSpace. That makes me sad because I've been on Typepad for about 8 years and as you well know I hate change. But I hate these spammy comments with nothing happening on Typepad's side more.