For the past week, this blog has been blitzed by comment spam. I diligently delete it all and block as many ISPs as I can...despite CAPTCHA being turned on the whole time.
Sometimes I appreciate trackback and comment spam just to know that the two features still work (cue world's smallest violin). But this is crazy. And CAPTCHA appears completely useless.
So a Typepad ID is now required to leave comments. This eliminates the spam, but deters my Mom from leaving comments (despite the regular checks I send her to ensure a steady flow of conversation on this blog).
I'm beginning to understand why there's been a mass defect from Typepad to Wordpress. You break links, spill Google Juice and lose some feed subscribers, but perhaps you lose spam too? Maybe I should move this party elsewhere.
Until then, Typepad gets the Goofus and Wordpress gets the Gallant.