Hey — I know a lot of you are suddenly experiencing some weirdness with the comments. They don’t appear when they used to before. It’s nothing personal! I’m not banning you or moderating any of the comments here at CL.
What’s going on is I run Askimet — a spam software that works behind the scenes with Word Press. Askimet spares you having to read a bazillion designer purse, viagra, and porn “comments.” But it apparently fucks up on occasion and turns on commentators it has previously approved. (It also on occasion lets some of those stupid spam comments get through.)
The blog is constantly inundated with spam. Probably every blog and every email account out there deals with the same problem. I’m sure you’ve found an email you wanted in your spam filter. Same deal here.
All to say, if it happens to you — just send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll fish it out of the spam filter ASAP. If you don’t get an immediate response, it’s just because I don’t happen to be at my computer.
Thanks for your patience!