Overnight the blog was overwhelmed by loads of spam, and I don’t know why the spam filter didn’t detect it all. I’ve removed it all now, but in response I’ve made a slight change to my commenting policy. Basically new commenters will have their first comment moderated by me before it will show up. I’m online a lot so it shouldn’t take more than a few hours or so to be approved.
If this proves unpopular or impractical I may opt for a captcha plugin, but I’d rather not as I hate using them on other blogs.
Let me know what you think.
Update: I’m trying something else, a system which should block the majority of spammers. So there’s now no excuse for anyone not to comment.