This morning, I read Michael Specter's piece on spam - which inspired me, this afternoon, to spend a while un-junking comments that had been mislabeled by our site's spam filter, a problem that seems to have grown worse of late. So - if you were wondering why your comment hadn't shown up, or if your comment still hasn't shown up, or if it doesn't show up in the future, I'm probably not blocking you (I don't usually block comments); it's the spam filter being overzealous, and I apologize. And if you want to know why it's overzealous, well, this blog received over a hundred spam comments in the last hour alone.

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