Last night some slimy (&^$&#$ spammer, spammed the comment boxes. About 90 blog entries got hit. I apologize to everyone who received spurious “someone has responded to your post” messages. My mailbox had 70 of them this morning. I’ve taken steps to block this spammer (and deleted every one of his comments), but of course we know how clever these scumbags are.
Unfortunately, if it happens again, I am going to have to turn on “registered users only” commenting. And then only people who are registered (see the little box above the first blog entry) and logged in can post. I hate to do it because it limits comments from those who just want to be casual commenters or the like, but I’d rather that than comment threads filled with spam.