It has been getting harder and harder to filter spam from regular comments these days. As Torill Mortensen blogged recently, the slightly off flattery, or the almost on topic comments make it hard to tell since spam software is getting ‘smarter’ and smarter. So much so, that there are even spam blogs – or “splogs” popping up and spreading their viral money making schemes.
I feel bad though, because as I wade through the comments left on our research blog awaiting moderation about 99.9% of them are spam, yet I always fear of missing that one legitimate comment, however brief it may be. Or worse yet, accepting a comment as legitmate and finding out that I had been had by yet another smart spammer.