Clamping Down on Comments

Well the spammers have forced me to tighten the restrictions on comments, you must now have a Type Key account to comment- something that I would encourage if you are interested in commenting. I would rather leave commenting open, but right now we are get hit with waves of spam. It would be one thing if the spam was actually trying to sell something (as if posting here would make any impact whatsoever), but most of the time it is non-sense. I wonder what the function of this is with regular email spam as well. Why spam random and disjointed messages? Maybe its a contest to see which spammers can spam the most, or they are waiting for a reply or remove me message, so they can spam that person even more.