I was just crowing to friends about the lack of WordPress comment spam, and suddenly I got hit by about eight of them in a row today. WP’s automagical spam powers queued them for moderation, so they never appeared on the site, but what a drag.
I just installed the spammer tarpit plugin to waste their time. Now when an IP I’ve moderated tries to post they’ll get a 60 second delay followed by a “screw you spammer” message.
I’m thinking I’ll also want the blacklist.
We’ll see how it goes.