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Today I removed this blog's comment functionality after having it for over seven years. I do not host debates and do not have content which regularly inspires comments apart from "thanks" so I don't think that this will in any way diminish this blog. I'm sure if someone actually needs help or has information they want to give me, they will find the about page.
And on the other hand, comment spam is simply out of control. At first I had Drupal's image captcha which worked well for a while but had to be exchanged for Recaptcha but when that let too many spam posts through I switched to Mollom and they have provided an excellent service but still let about one false negative through every other day for the 500+ attempts every day.
So, to follow the spirit of @AvoidComments, no more more comments here.