Thanks to tODD for figuring out how to get into the spam filter to keep it from blocking the word “socialist.” The filter keeps a list of words to flag that usually are associated with spam. All that had to be done was to delete “Cialis” from the list. Now you commenters can talk about “socialism” all you want, whether you are for it or against it, and your comment won’t get filtered.
This really opens up the subject matter for this blog. We can discuss not only socialists but also specialists, commercialism, provincialism, and racialism.
Think of all the things we are now freed to talk about. Even Cialis. (If that kind of spam gets through all of the other defenses, though, we might have to take further action.)
At any rate, this will hopefully keep your comments from not showing up and will keep me from having the unpleasant duty of going through the spam that gets filtered looking for legitimate comments that were blocked. (Also remember that posts with more than two links go into moderation, but those are easier for me to catch and approve.)