I tried to avoid it, but thanks to spammer bots blasting the comments section, I need to require login again to comment on the chapters. If you have a WordPress.com account, you can use that instead of registering. I strongly encourage comments from readers and I read each one.
*UPDATE* Of course, now I’m getting spam registrations. I installed Captcha on the registration form to limit that in the future. I must say, these bots are unrelenting. I wish I had Net’s powers to go after the computers that are running them.