Comment spam – splog problem or smog problem?

Boing Boing founder and co-editor Mark Frauenfelder likened comment spam to environmental polution, saying:

“You have to waste brain cycles to filter it out, or, if you own a blog, you have to go through extraordinary measures to keep it out.”

Can’t target Boing Boing for any funnies here, as the blog beats Spamroll’s traffic by what…10 trillion X? But I can say that the extent of my wasted brainpower was installing the latest version of MovableType with its newest spam filtering capabilities. Since then, virtually nothing (at least that is causing me any headaches that is).

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