Is this working?
I updated my comments handling to limit the amount of useless spam that I was getting but I feel that I've inadvertantly managed to make things more difficult for everybody else. I suppose that's one of the problems with custom-developing your own backend: functionality hasn't been tested by hundreds or thousands of people to find bugs.
I've added (hopefully) more helpful error messaging and made it more prominent than it was. Along with that, it now retains your message if an error does occur so that your hard work isn't lost. At least, that's what it should do.
To help those Camino users, the page does not do live preview by default anymore. You have to click on the preview button. However, to make the preview area easier to find, I set it up using fixed positioning. Although, that in itself seems to be giving me grief. It works in Firefox and IE7 but not in Safari. Maybe I should ditch live preview altogether.
On the plus side, I added a print stylesheet. Print stylesheets are often neglected and I did so for far too long. I set up the print stylesheet to be very clean and, well...print-friendly. One fun thing I did was make sure a page break always occurred before the comments. This way, if you want to keep the article but don't care about the comments, you can just toss those pages aside (or opt not to print them). Anyways, try it out and let me know what you think.
Also, just a quick note to say thank you to everybody that responded to my frenetic article. The dust has settled and I'm soldiering on. I still enjoy the freelance but I do need to reprioritize and rethink my long term strategy. I still haven't decided what that is yet.
Anyways, enough gibberish...