I'm going to try and allow for anonymous commenting again – we used to have that and really we only turned it off because of spam issues. This isn't really intended to promote anonymous commenting so much as to make it possible to do so without logging in or even having an account here. I'm hopeful that it will contribute to more discussion on the site, especially in our forums.
If you comment this way you can fill in some information about yourself as part of the comment and moreover click a box to "save" that information in state during your visit to the site. That way you don't have to be actually anonymous.
All non-logged-in commenters will have to fill out one of those captcha thingees to try and keep the spam to a minimum. There may be a few bugs to iron out – please let me know if anything acts weird while using this.