I’ve turned off comment moderation for now, and will see if WP‘s spam measures are enough to deal with all the spam thrown at it. I’ve noticed that today there’s been an unusually high number of spam attempts (must be the end-of-the-year rush). I’ve been averaging 1 spam comment every ten minutes or so, compared to maybe 1 spam comment a day. Luckily, there quite a bit of information on how to deal with this, so we’ll see how it goes.
This post pretty much sums up my feelings for these bottom feeders.