Comments have been hosed for the last few days, and posting became impossible. This happened about a year and a half ago according to the site changlog. Everything seems to be working now, please hit us up if you notice any problems.
It’s not clear what caused it. Like last time, a complete reinstall of WordPress solved the problem of comment and posting timeouts. A look through the code didn’t reveal any common exploits. It could be an interaction with our extreme awesome server setup, or maybe WordPress just gathers crud after years of updates.