I just had to clean out almost 1,400 comments from the queue – and if thirty of those weren’t spam, I’d be shocked. That probably means that I deleted some people’s comments; actually, it does mean that I did, because I think that I managed to unapprove a bunch of approved comments, too. Sorry about that.
I’m closing comments on two week and older threads from now on; it’s the only way to keep abreast of the spambots without constant vigilance. This will make contacting me harder, so I’m trying to think up an alternative to that, too.