Terence wrote “Moderation in all things” (in Latin, but close enough for my purposes).
When I append “(including moderation),” as I am wont to do, I usually mean to make the aphorism self-referential in order to extol the virtues of occasional excess in one’s life.
But this time, the context is with respect to this blog: I received my first comment spam (now deleted).
To avoid this in the future, I’ve unfortunately had to change my blog settings from “Moderation in all things (including comment moderation)” to “Comment moderation in all things.”
If you’re a non-spamming human, don’t worry: your comments will be accepted. This first line of defense is against spammers, not trolls, so flame on!
Of course, the main point of bothering to tell anyone about this is my inability to resist a few good (or maybe not?) plays on words.