Apparently the comments system here at the Dragonfly are 10-79 at the moment. Hopefully I can breath new life into it before too awfully long. I have not blocked the comments or instituted moderation. Things are not being dumped into the spam-trap either. The system is simply busted. And that with an Uncle Launch earlier this week. The timing is spectacular!
UPDATE: I've just switched over to the popup style comment window and that seems to have solved the problem. I suspect the old embedded version's not having the word verification gadget may have been the root cause.