Some people making comments in the last days have received a message that it has to be approved to protect from objectionable content. This is not an owner decision but the result of a bug in the anti-spam measure we are using. We have no intention of denying any comments that are intelligent and civil. Please be patient as we hack together a fix. In the meantime, it only means a slight delay before your comment appears.
(edited 2005-02-06 1617 EST)
A new anti-spam plugin is being used, and more information about it will be posted in the near future, once it is closer to finished. See Below for more information.
Unfortunately, the current system will not tell the user if their comment has been denied. If you submit a comment, and believe that it has been wrongfully denied(with no message saying it was held for moderation,) please email me the comment at firstname.lastname@example.org — and I will adjust the rules to avoid that.
The rules currently in use have been tested throughly on the current database of nearly 10,000 comments, and have been adjusted to ensure that no legitimate comments already posted will trigger a denial or moderation.
Please understand that the anti-spam system is very much under development, and may have some issues remaining. Again, please report those to email@example.com . Proper notifications will be added in the near future.
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy the new anti-spam engine (or even better, I hope you never notice it).