I need to post this so I can save some time by just sending people this link when they inquire. A new TypePad glitch seems to have surfaced recently: the system now occasionally provides a "captcha" field after you hit "Post" for your comment. Very unfortunately, it often appears below the visible field in the way the comment page is loaded on your screen. So you might not actually see it.
And it doesn't always appear, so people aren't necessarily looking for it.
This means that sometimes, and only sometimes, after you think you've posted a comment, you have to scroll down, see the captcha, fill it in, and then complete your send in order for the comment to actually get sent and make its way to me.
Quite understandably, this has been leading to a number of people emailing me saying "Why didn't you post my comment? There was nothing offensive in it," etc.
It's not me—it's that the comment you wrote and thought you sent was never sent, and I never received it.
I don't know what to do about this other than to tell you about it. I guess we just have to wait until the folks at TypePad get around to fixing it. Which I hope will be soon. The way it is, it's an unnecessary waste of time all around, and creates unfortunate misunderstandings.
If you've had a comment "disappear" recently with no apparent reason why, this might explain it. Sorry for the inconvenience.