So you guys haven't seen it, because I don't allow comments to post until I have approved them anymore. Of course, depending on when they come in, I may or may not get a chance to reply to them until they're hopelessly outdated, because life is just that busy. But I would have more time to reply if I wasn't so busy reporting spam porn site comments. In the last couple of days I've had a flood of them--I literally counted what I just reported, and it was 88, in about the last 36 hours.
As a result (if everything is working correctly), you'll now have to do a CAPTCHA or CAPTCHA-type fill-in-the-word thing to leave a comment. I am sorry. I hate those. You probably do too.
I will give it a few days and then remove it, to see if it has had any long-term impact. I'm hoping that if the flood stops the spammers will look elsewhere. Somehow they're not even showing up in the stats, so they're apparently not looking at the page to leave a comment.
I hope this puts an end to it, and we can go back to normal soon.
Thanks, real people, for dropping in.