Um, so, it just happened that I was checking my moderation filter (can you guess why?) and the comments-held-in-moderation, which I very rarely do, and was embarrassed to find quite a few there that didn’t belong. Sifting through the piles of trash trying to sell handbags, or herbal acne remedies, or even worse in a way the ones that appeared totally pointless, I found perhaps twenty that really should have been published ages ago. They are all now basking in the glorious light of day, though of course you’ve lost your chance to influence the conversations.
To prove that I hadn’t held up stuff-I-didn’t-like, several of them were comments I’d actually replied to, and so must have intended to publish. About 50% were pingbacks from a variety of blogs. I generally rely on emails from wordpress to tell me about comments, but it looks like this isn’t totally reliable.
So the motto of the story is: if your comment, valuable or otherwise, is held up in moderation then please email me separately: wmconnolley at the traditional gmail.