Bad news, folks. The comment spammers are back and worse than ever. These are slimy spammers using automated software to put spruious comments with links back to their junk in my comments boxes, cluttering them up with all kinds of junk. In the past, I’ve been able to block this because they would always come from the same IP address, but not anymore.
The only thing I can think to do is turn on members-only commenting. In other words, in order to post a comment you have to sign up for an account on the blog and be logged-in. If you don’t already have an account, click on “Register” in the menu bar above the first entry on the main page.
I’m sorry to have to do this, but in the long-run it will avoid the worse problem of having to deal spam everywhere.
Did I tell you I hate spammers?