I have been trying to get comments working again. Despite a range of new plugins, I still can't get comments to be spam-proof. The comment-script is however once again functional, so we will get comments and you can approve them if you like, but they won't appear by default. This will last until the spammers notice that my comment script is up again and start overloading the server again, at which point the entire site will go belly-up (like it did the last 3 times).
But hey, I'm trying, right?