I USED TO SET ASIDE up to 20 minutes every day to clean a minimum of 300 comment spams arising from overnight visitors. That onerous task evaporated nearly two years ago with better moderation queue filters. Looking back on past write-ups I made about fighting comment spam, I remember using a manual clean-up routine along with tying in unwelcome IPs for blocking.
It feels very relaxing nowadays, knowing most of the comments on this blog are actually continuations of conversation. This online medium is better for improved comment spam prevention.
Four Years Ago: "Comment Spam Round 13" on September 30, 2006.