Okay, spam bots are driving me crazy…ever since the blog got messed up, they’ve been hitting this blog bad. Akismet, my usual spam blocker, had always done a great job blocking them, but there seems to be a problem with the current version of WordPress I’m running and Akismet-a number of people who use the same hosting service are apparently having similar problems.
I’ve got bad behavior installed to help with the spam, but either the spam has ramped up or it’s just not catching the spam as well. And I’m tired of dealing with the spam crap. I’ve had to delete almost 70 comments, I think, in the past 12 hours alone.
So I’ve changed the comments setting so that comments from new people won’t appear on the blog until they are approved-once you’ve had a comment approved by me or Nicole, your comments go through without any trouble (or they should). This will stop the spam that’s getting through (hopefully) and although it will slow things down a bit on this end for a few days, it won’t take long.