Well, despite my failure to blog for a couple of months (I blame lack of inspiration and a really terrible cold), my poor little blog has been mercilessly attack by spam bots. I must say the spam comments have become a little more interesting in the last few years. Some of them could almost pass for legitimate comments.
I’m not a big fan of Akismet for spam protection, but I will sing endless praises for Anti-spam. It’s a simple plugin that uses two hidden fields in your comments form to catch spam. Spam bots will automatically fill the fields in (thus identifying them plainly as spam bots), while human readers won’t. You don’t have to deal with a moderation queue or sign up for an account.
Well, now that I’ve eliminated my spam problem, hopefully I’ll manage to motivate myself to post a little more frequently.