I didn't really check my email address where my comments are sent yesterday and I rarely ever check older posts for new comments unless I see them in my inbox on my email site. But, I did check it this morning when I woke up and found that someBOT had posted two lengthy and offensive comments on older posts.
I have deleted them and I'm not really taking it personally, as we all know the spammers have computers that comb for keywords, then leave nutty shit behind at all kinds of places. I'm not the only "victim" I'm sure.
However, now I feel a need to do something about it. I can reject anonymous comments - but I have close friends and a husband who doesn't have a blogger or Open ID account and I don't want to punish them for some spammers unfortunate target of bloggers. I could block the IP address, but we all know there are proxys to get around that and I could block IPs 'til the cows came home and somewhere, somehow, a spam bot would find a way to get around it.
I could enable word verification, but people hate that (me included) or I could moderate the comments by having them go to my inbox to be approved prior to posting. Somehow or another, I don't like any of my choices.
For now, I'm just going to sit tight and see how things go. If it continues, I'll be forced to deal with it. I apologize to any of my readers who might have run across it - it was crazy, crazy ranting.
Of course, the Evil Twin was less than supportive when I tried to discuss it with him this morning. Thanks for having my back, dude.