An update on the issue concerning comments on this site.
I have reviewed the settings in the WordPress plugin and they are correct. Comments are still going to the trash folder for no reason but we are checking and restoring them frequently. This morning, I “restored” a trashed comment to be approved and it was deleted.
As with the daily newsfeed where links are replaced with porn site links, this is just another means to marginalize this site. In other words, we must be doing something right.