Upgrading Dasblog turned out to be more challenging than I had originally anticipated due to, once again, not precisely following the instructions as clearly defined by Scott Hanselman's and Brian O'mare's instructions (link soon to be posted) for the upgrade to version 1.7.
More precisely, I neglected to use the new web.config for version 1.7 that contains the code that implements the new features that come with 1.7 such as the referral spam blocker and the capatcha comment robot blocker. To me, these are the two most important new enhancements in version 1.7 dasblog. Low and behold, with the correct web.config written over the old one, all the features actually work.
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