The spammers are hammering on the Irreal site again trying to post spam in the comments. They aren't getting through but they are consuming resources to the point that my hosting provider is complaining.
Therefore, rather than risk having the site suspended or closed down entirely, I'm going to try turning off comments for a while to see if that helps. I'm really sorry about doing this because I enjoy interacting with and learning from Irreal readers but this is better than not having an Irreal site at all.
If you need to get in touch with me, just mail me at my posting name at the domain name of this site. Again, sorry for the inconvenience.