It took the advice of a more experienced blogger and two plug-ins, but looks like thousands of attempts to spam the comments are being defeated, and legit comments are being allowed. The good news is: less time filtering through hundreds of daily spams to find our actual commenters. The bad news: we’re missing the insincere positive reinforcement from all the spams (usually, they contain generic flattery, to try to get admins to let them through. We’ve been reading a lot of paean to our wondrousness over the last 10 months, so that you don’t have to.
If you’re a legit commenter, and having trouble, we’ll get an email address up shortly. No doubt we’ll get our share of spam there! Some of you regulars know an email address already, fine to keep using it.