I’ve just now finished upgrading my WordPress install from 1.2.1 to 1.5.2 in the hopes that the new feature set would help with the comment spamming. I’ve been slowly turning off comments for all my posts because the spam just keeps on increasing, even with comment moderation turned on. The spam may not be making it to the site but it’s filling my InBox non the less. As it turns out, there is batch comment deletion in the new version and I’m very impressed. I still need to play with it more but all those queued up spam comments are gone! And good riddance!
One side effect of the update is that I’m now using the default Kubrick theme. It’s not a bad theme but I’d like to put aside some time to find something different at some point. A job for another day though.
PS: I have turned off justified text. I can’t stand that!