my attempts at delurking aren’t going very well. nonetheless, raven’s anti-spam has brought spam to a dead stop. after commenting myself (man i’m uncool), i found this: akismet was blocking the good comments. not that they were hard to find in the list, since there were no spam comments.
there’s a simple choice. akismet is disabled. akismet is great if you’re willing to accept some false positives. i’m not.