This is just getting beyond ridiculous.
Today's email from my primary spam filter:
There are currently 0 comments in moderation
There have been 957 comment spams caught since the last digest report 1 day, 1 hour ago.
I've been waging war against the damn comment spammers for months. I've cranked up the sensitivity of the filters to the point where now it's starting to block legitimate comments.
Oh how I loathe comment spammers.
I also don't particularly like "captchas" — those annoying little boxes where you have to enter some magical text to prove you're a human. But I *really* don't like my readers comments getting flagged as spam, and I don't have time to moderate my way through almost 1,000 spam comments a day.
So it looks like I'll be implementing a captcha shortly. I've got a plugin to try (Filosofo Comments Preview), and will probably play around with others over the weekend. If you know of a WordPress captcha plugin that you like, drop me a comment. Hopefully it won't be flagged as spam…
Update: Currently testing Peter's Custom Anti-Spam. Let me know what you think!
[tags]blog comment spam[/tags]