I’m more than a little glad as to how I set up comments, in that the poster has to have an approved comment before comments get posted without being moderated first.
SO MUCH SPAM. In the last two or three weeks, I’m getting 5+ spam comments a day on a variety of posts. Sure, that’s nothing for most people, probably, but it’s driving me batty. At least it’s all being captured in the moderation queue and much of it is automatically marked spam by some of the options I’ve got here in WordPress, but good grief. All kinds of spam, gold sellers, levelling guides, all that stuff.
Pro tip: Do not tell me that my blog is a thing of beauty when the post you commented on was essentially me bitching about stuff.
Seriously, the latest:
“I usually don’t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful …”
Naturally, all these commenters have URLs linked to their names to promote their skeevy websites, which is an additional tip-off. :P
Fellow bloggers, how do you deal with spam?