I have spent a long time today approving and replying to genuine comments in my Trash folder.
This has meant that I have not finished today’s serial episode yet.
They eventually totalled 50, and some are still being trashed as I type.
None of them contain any particular banned words or phrases (or parts of phrases) from my list.
I do not have a clue why this is happening, so please bear with me until it stops. If it doesn’t stop, I fear I may have to revert to approving every comment, something I never wanted to have to do.
Some followers appear to be unaffected by this, and from what Carolyn told me, it seems to have something to do with the Reader, or replying directly to Email notifications.
All it has succeeded in doing is to make me even more fed up with WordPress than I usually am anyway.