Roughly one in every couple hundred legitimate comments is getting trapped by Typepad's spam filter. I don't see that this has happened until the following morning, whereupon I set it free. So don't worry; if you've left a comment and you don't see it appear within a minute or two, it has not been deleted or blocked. I don't delete comments and no one is currently blocked. In the past I have blocked explicit racists, but these bans I cancel within a couple days once the racist realizes he has been blocked, and has taken a sulking hike. (Plus, I am philosophically opposed to virtually any censorship.) So, again, should one of your comments fail to immediately appear, don't fret. It's there, just waiting to be released. Rest assured, this is a very rare occurrence, but I wanted to make you aware of it — in case.
Now, proceed to my morning post, below.