Well, it looks like the old comment plugins don’t coexist well with the new site software. On the other hand, the new site software is doing a much better job at blocking spam than the old plugins were. Thus, it’s looking like a new comment policy is in the works.
What would be different? Everyone’s first comment would be moderated, which means that it wouldn’t show up on the page until after I approve it. After I’ve approved one comment, all that person’s future comments would be allowed without approval. The time limit would also be revoked; old and new posts would be treated the same.
Feedback would be appreciated. Note that the above policy is already in effect by default, so your comments won’t show up right away. The question is: should things stay this way?