Apparently I’m not the only one getting buried alive in spam. I’ve shut off the comments, though yesterday it was trackbacks that killed the site. I’m not even sure what to do anymore. I’m too busy to put much time into it, and most solutions require more tech know-how than I’ve got.
The only decent solution I can come up with to restore comments would be to use the typekey authentication. It would mean you’d have to sign in to comment. It sucks, but it is good at stopping spam. My only question is if that will solve the problem. I shut off comments and that didn’t stop the attacks–I actually had to change permissions on the comment script. If anyone has any wisdom they can e-mail me. How old school.