I had over 200 spam comments yesterday. More than half were not caught by the spam filter. I really do not get the point of dropping a drug ad on a post three years old on a blog very few read. Can some of you computer/internet types explain the whole spam rationale? What is the point?
Most of these ads were for sources of cheap anti-depressant drugs... Is someone trying to tell me something?
Anyway, I refuse to go to the evil squiggly scrunched up comment word verification. Instead, I have opted to implement a blog owner approval requirement for comments on any post older than 30 days. I hate that. I have always been an advocate for free and open commenting around here. This is a First Amendment blog. We will try this and see if it helps reduce the spam-o-rama.