Dear blog friends,
I've experienced so little (as in, none that I recall) spam on this blog that I had forgotten its existence - except in commiserating with some of you who have lamented your own spam problems. I'm getting my come-uppance! The TypePad spam filter had been working so efficiently that I was oblivious. Until recently!
Recently, I've had a problem trying to comment on my own blog. And...I've heard from Stu that his comment had disappeared. The TypePad people had to remind me that there was a spam filter. Having checked the filter a few minutes ago, I find that many of you have been subjected to the bad manners of my spam filter.
Please forgive me!
TypePad and I are working on the problem. Hopefully, we'll soon be back to normal. In the meantime, this blog will operate as if I had activated comment verification rules. I will have to publish each comment that gets caught in the filter. It is interesting that Bogie & Buffy are seemingly golden. Their comments don't get caught up in the filter!
P.S. As the time span that comments are retained in the spam filter is only a few weeks long, I note that the recoveries that I've made this morning go only as far back as Technical postings from Slashdot.org!
P.P.S. If you wish to compare notes: From 3/21/2013 until the current time, there have been 108 truly spammy comments that were caught by the spam filter - nearly 2.25/day.