Comment spam is way over the top lately. I have been averaging well over 100 spams per day for the last several weeks on this blog alone.
I am thankful that WordPress.com uses the Akismet plug-in. Very, very few spam comments get past its algorithms, and even then that’s just because they’re new. If I re-run the check it almost always finds them on the second try. Of course, I also have moderation on so those very few that Akismet doesn’t get I do.
Akismet has caught 6,455 spam for you since you first installed it.
I don’t believe in Hell, but if I did, I’m sure there would be a circle reserved just for spammers.
While I was writing this, another spam message came in. Unbelievable. Hey, “SomegifttoME”! Bite me!