Some of you may have noticed that your comments were held in the moderation queue longer than usual the last two days. That's because I haven't been getting email notifications of new comments. I'll look into what's happening there but in the mean time this seems like the right moment to institute a change I've been thinking about anyway.
Since I implemented the captcha, my forum spam has disappeared so I am no longer going to hold normal messages for moderation. Some messages—those WordPress is suspicious of—get held automatically. If the forum spam becomes a problem again in the future I may have to reconsider but for now your comments should appear when you post them.
Again, I'm sorry about the captcha but over 90% of the comments were spam and I was spending a lot of time dealing with them. If you comment regularly, it may pay to register as then the captcha doesn't appear.