Dear Patient Readers,
We are still debugging the WordPress version of the site. It was taken offline by our webhost for about an hour, much to our consternation.
I also learned that the blog was set up to filter spam comments. It seems to be overly zealous in doing so, in that the number tagged looks to be way above what I would see on a normal basis with Blogger.
So rest assured, I have not deleted or barred comments, this is a WordPress feature we need to tune. I am getting my WordPress expert to do something about it when he is back on line tomorrow.