Disappearing Comments Reappear
Several of you noticed that many comments made over the last few days mysteriously disappeared. After a little investigating, it appears that the comment spam filter has been malfunctioning. It has been tagging legitimate comments as spam and sending spam comments to the queue awaiting final approval! I have now gone through the spam queue; all legitimate comments should have now been approved. My apologies for the delay and the confusion!
One side note: Although the past paragraph was worded in the past tense, the spam filter is still malfunctioning. But now that I know the issue, I’m checking the spam queue several times per day until the problem is definitely fixed.