It’s possible that your comments might go into moderation more than usual today and perhaps tomorrow; there have even been some “disappearing” comments. This is a result of a few separate issues.
- The first is that the Akismet filtering software is a wee bit buggy right now, and we are working to fix it.
- The second is that for some reason, the number of spambot comments has spiked significantly over the past week.
- The third is that one of our banned users has been repeatedly trying to post again.
Those last two can effect the system because it affects what the system looks for to identify them, and in certain cases broadens the parameters of what is and isn’t “kosher” according to the system.
Apologies to all while we await WordPress fixing the bugs in the filter. It is possible that your comments will not appear immediately, but we will try to make sure they post as quickly as possible. (Provided, of course, you are not a spam bot or sock puppet, in which case ymmv.)
Thanks for your patience.