The thread on active SETI — broadcasting messages from Earth in a targeted way to other star systems — has been an active and fruitful one. Unfortunately, I’m getting a few reports that recent attempts to post new comments haven’t been successful. This may involve a size limit on comments to a single post; in any case, I haven’t yet figured it out. So to continue any comments on the active SETI thread, please use the comment area for this post. And let me know if you have any problems posting, or if any comments you make don’t appear.
In the meantime, if any of you have any knowledge of size limits on WordPress comments to individual posts, please let me know. Sometimes software seems more mysterious than the interstellar realm; at least, it does to me after spending a couple of hours this morning trying to figure out what was going on in the depths of WordPress. My spam filter’s behavior is also under active investigation.