Something went wrong with the blog with the posting of NBN7Jun -- which has been taken down since -- which somehow bogged down the blog making it difficult to read/load and post comments.
Not everyone experiences these problems however so it's hard to debug or even figure what's going on. Hence the delays and confusion about what exactly is going on and what to do about it.
Some have written thinking they've been banned from commenting.
No one has been banned from anything. There continues to reign the no sign on comment policy. Nothing in the settings have been changed at all. So if you can't post a comment, it's not the fault of the blog settings. It may be the blog's fault, but it's not intentional! It's also not your PC. Some have asked if it's their PC's fault. That's unlikely since others experience the same problem from time to time.
In terms of the blog being slow, it's strange since we only have less than 60 postings now, while other blogs on google run happily with 500+ so it's not some quota issue. Plus the blog claims to be happily featuring 500 posts on the main page. It's been reduced to 4 posts now, just to make the blog page shorter from the default 7 days worth of posts. Again, this setting isn't the problem since other blogs run fine with far more data and media stuff.
Some said to archive old postings.
There is no archive per se. It's just either a draft or a post. Both take up space and so on. But if it's the amount of data printed on the page, then that's been reduced to 4 posts only.
None of this, of course, has anything to do with commenting since when you're commenting, you're only looking at one article so...
NBN is not ending however!
Yes, the tech performance has been patchy but as you've noticed NBN19Jun is out and a new one is being compiled as though everything is working fine.
It will come out here and also on nationbynation.wordpress.com blog and nationbynation.blogspot.com (which is having problems as well).
Wordpress has open comments and it appears to be happy hosting it so, if the problems persist here, we can all move to wordpress and give that blog a good test ride.
If that one fails, we'll move again, so no one hang your head here! It's better fighting the google annoyances than having west bombs fall on your heads or have west thugs shoot civilians in attempt to spark a total nation-wide revolt like they're trying in Iran.
Do feel free to add to the list of problems you've been having. Even though there's not a whole lot the blogger can do here, maybe some info will shed some light on the source of the problems.