UPDATE: Confirmed in the chat itself:
Craig (ShysterBall, Blogosphere): Wait, you're free now? On behalf of free-bloggers everywhere, I must go on record saying that I do not like this unnecessarily field-levelling development.Damn, five minutes in the real, wild blogging world and Rob's already developing an attitude.
Rob Neyer: (12:24 PM ET ) I'm not sure exactly why, when, or how. But yes, I seem to have been freed. Eat it, Blogger Boy!
I like it!