For some reason that I don’t understand, the feature that required commenters to have an approved comment (the first one) before they could comment freely malfunctioned, as the relevant box in the dashboard got de-checked. The result was that a few first-time commenters came over here and dominated a post or two with lunacy. I think I’ve fixed the problem, but I’m asking readers to email me if suspicious, wonky, or huge numbers of crazy comments appear. Let me know the thread and the commenter.
If you were a first-time commenter who got through without approval, I ask you to read Da Roolz for commenting on the sidebar. If you don’t adhere to them, you’ll be either moderated or banned.