I was shocked, and a little embarrassed, to see that http://config.privoxy.org/show-status
initially reported that I had errors because I had taken out the dots.
I had not bothered to check it again after taking out the dots in the config.
I must have gotten it working briefly by initially leaving the "."s in, then I messed it up soon after that by taking them out. I put the dots back in to the config file and suddenly the
page stopped showing the errors.
Thanks to everyone for helping with this.