So far in 2007, I’ve received like 16 comments (counting my own), and 2400+ spam comments (and that’s not counting the ones that were caught by the spam filters). I mean, we all know there’s people associated with this blog that wouldn’t mind growing 3 inches, but seriously, the hope of that happening ended after my last growth spurt and this spam, it’s complete madness, and I’m not sure how to stop it.
I upgraded Bad Behavior to 2.0.9 then activated Akismet and I still got at least 50 spams per day. So today I upgraded WordPress, which misa had mentioned. I’d been hoping to hold off until 2.1 (which they are saying will be out around January 22nd) because upgrading isn’t that much fun (but not too bad either if I’m honest just choresome), but eh, if it could help, I’ll try it. I also disabled commenting on some of my posts — if anyone actually wants to comment on those, you’ll have to contact me. I’m not sure what else to try now. I mean, on one hand, I’d like the spam levels to go back down to reasonable levels, but on the other hand, I don’t want to make commenting extra annoying. So I guess I’m considering some kind of captcha check (like on the contact form) and maybe turning on that “Comment author must have a previously approved comment” option. But I’m open to suggestions!!!
You know what’s the funniest thing? A lot of the spammers have ip addresses from integrity.com, which says it’s the “nation’s best and safest filtered solution provider.” Basically they offer filters so that you won’t see smutty stuff or whatever if you don’t want to. Which err… :P