Quick update: After installing software to help manage the bombardment of spam on the site (there was 18,000 comments after a couple of days), things improved. The software I am using is working well and keeps most spam at bay. But that left all of the comments that were already posted before installing the software…
Good news! I went through it all manually and have it eradicated! I think I got all of it at least.
So (hopefully) from now on we won’t have the annoying backlog of spam, and we will continue to have real comments available on the site.
That is all 🙂