Sorry folks, I just released 26 comments from purgatory where they had been sitting for as long as 58 days. All pending comments have now been approved and posted. I’ll try to go through them soon and respond where appropriate.
About two months ago I changed my WordPress configuration and it turns out that comments were piling up for moderation without email notification, and I failed to spot the growing queue until now.
Since I’m using re-captcha and have turned off trackbacks, I shouldn’t need to moderate comments going forward, so I’ve turned off moderation (fingers crossed).