Akismet, my spam filter, is going a bit wild at present, after a long period when it worked fairly reliably. I’ve rescued six comments from the spam queue just now, but I may well have missed some.
As noted in a previous post, I’ve also become much harder on trolls, so there’s more going to moderation. If you’ve been banned and want to be readmitted on a promise of better behavior in future, you can write to me and ask. If you’ve been banned and you think your previous postings were just fine, post them somewhere else – I’m not interested.
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I believe the spam catcher caught a comment of mine to the ‘Monday Message Board’ a couple of days ago.
Please keep up the hard policy on trolls. It is clearly working very well. Comment thread quality has improved considerably.
Akismet does seem to just have bad weeks, doesn’t it? Prompted by your posting, I just rescued 4 posts from my own spam-filter.
Hmmn, looks like I just lost another comment on your War Crimes thread. IMHO Akismet is just consistently bad software. Have you considered Haloscan?