Comments again

Just want to let my readers know that I will be out of town, caving in the mountains southeast of Tucson this weekend, out of range of the internet.

Because the comments presently need to be manually approved by me because the spam filter is still not working, no comments further will be approved until Sunday evening. If you post, be patient, your comment will appear then.

Comments continued

The problem with spam in the comments continues. In order to gain some control over the situation until we can get the spam filter working again, I have changed the settings so that comments on every post close after 14 days. While this might force the end to any discussion prematurely, it also reduces significantly the posts to which spam can be sent. This in turn makes it easier for me to approve the legitimate posts while deleting the spam.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I still hope to have things fixed soon.

Problem with comments

A note to my readers, especially to those who like to comment: We are having a problem with our spam filter. In order to prevent the posting of vast numbers of spam comments, we have blocked all comments from anyone who has not previously had a comment approved. This means that new commenters might not get their comments up on the webpage until we get this issue resolved.

I apologize for this. I really like to see new people writing comments here. I will post an announcement when the problem is fixed.