I realized a couple of days ago that many of the comments on my blog in June and July had disappeared into a black hole. I am still trying to figure out what the problem was with my blogging software (this did not affect the comments on the Wordpress mirror).
In the meantime, I have now recovered most of these comments and added them to the blog. I have also written some code to retrieve orphaned comments and bring them up for moderation so that hopefully this does not happen again.
As I have stated in the past, it is my intention to use moderation only to filter out spam and not to filter out comments that I do not like. So if you find your legitimate (non spam) comments not appearing on the blog within a few days, please do point it out to me by email.