Well, comment spam has finally done me in.
A big new wave launched about a week ago, and we’re getting spammed about once every 2 minutes, 24 hours a day. I have to manually delete over 100 comment spams a day in three or four “shifts” at the MT interface.
For every one that gets on the site, nine or ten are caught, but the bastards still manage to get dozens on the site throughout the day, where they sit for hours. The fact that these idiots are getting some value, however small, is just pissing me off.
I’m going to install HMPassphrase over the weekend. This is the Movable Type version of WP Gatekeeper, which I posted about last year after encountering it on Joseph Scott’s site. It asks you a simple question, to which you must provide the correct answer before it will accept your comment (“What color is the sky?”, “What color is an orange?”, “What shape is a wheel?”, etc.)
I hate to do this, but I’m just sick of it.