The number of spam messages is simply nuts. I’ve already shut off commenting on older posts, and have a quite long list of sites and emails and the like that automatically puts the comment in the spam column. And I’m still catching spam comments several times a day. So now I’m turning on the function where everyone’s first post has to be approved by me. At least this way I can keep the spam comments from getting air time. I’m not sure what this means for those of you who’ve commented before, it may require me to approve your first comment too. Just an FYI.