Gawker, which hosts Gawker, Jezebel, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Deadspin, Kotaku, Fleshbot, I09 and Jalopnik, has been hacked and all the user account passwords may be compromised. Here’s a FAQ on the situation. If you have a Gawker commenting account and you use the same password for other accounts, it may be smart to change that password elsewhere.
I’ve never understood why sites expect users to go through a username/password signup just to make a comment. I much prefer the way we do it here.