From Leann:

What seems to work for others is to force anyone writing a comment to preview the comment first. The spam bots can't do that yet. If you want to see it in action take a look at Jennifer's site: When I get a chunk of time to redesign my comment box I'm going to do the comment preview thingy.

The problem is that, like most solutions to spam, I don't know how to implement it. I know how tto write "this is what the page will look like" code, but beyond that I'm something of a babe in the woods. I suppose the fact that I woke up this morning with another 80 spams to deal with is partly my fault. I have had several offers of help, and I haven't taken anyone up on it yet. The thing is, I wanted to see if I could figure it out myself this time. The problem with that, of course, is my lazy streak. I'd start to figure things out, hit a snag, and then go find something more entertaining to do. The lazy grasshopper must delete comment spam, while the industrious ants have clean and tidy blogs.

Another part of the problem is that my comments get used legitimately. While I love the idea of dialogue, it seems a giant waste of time to fix the comments when, barring a spam attack, I get maybe one new one a month. It seems more efficient to simply close the comments and leave it at that.

Eh, I'm just a little cranky right now.

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