I thought that I had unchecked a settings box that I originally checked to close comments for a brief hiatus over the New Year period. I just realised that apparently that change never went through.
I was enjoying the quiet so much that I kept on procrastinating about actually taking a closer look to see that I hadn’t imagined reversing that setting, but apparently I did imagine it after all.
Apologies, and a reassurance that the comments box being closed on this post is quite deliberate. Please feel free to continue all those interrupted discussions.