I hope, anyway.
To all those who in the last couple of months may have legitimately attempted to post comments and got rather brashly denied, I profusely apologize for not properly testing and configuring the comment-spam filter software I installed and stupidly assumed would “just work” with little modification. I should know better.
I’ve now tested the filter system more thoroughly and figured out which part isn’t working, then disabled that part; comment posting then worked again. I don’t have any way to test the system from far-and-wide places though so there might still be something lurking, and the real-time blacklist part of the system is still enabled; if you’re on that list, there’s not much I can do to help.
If you find that you still can’t post non-spammy comments, please send me a note at stillbroken at jimbala.net…. If you can include your IP address used at the time of the comment it would be very helpful.