With the increasing number of spam comments, the issue is that I am in danger of deleting very good comments that have accidentally ended up in the spam filter. I am going to try using some additional plugins. The first I am trying is a conditional captcha. So if you get an image such as:
please be patient and add the requested information. If there is an issue and it rejects what you put in, you can go back with your browser. Remember if there is a significant problem please contact me via email. I hope this increases, not decreases the issues, and improves the quality of discussion here.