I’ve grown so used to the awesome spam blocker that Wordpress.com includes for free (it comes from Akismet, which is owned by Automattic, the same folks who do Wordpress). But tonight a TON of spam got through. So, I wonder if Akismet is down or if something got horked?
I guess I've just been taking Akismet for granted, since I've only seen comment spam in the dozen-per-day range. Now I'm up to dozen-per-minute, some days. I've just tossed in a few bandaid solutions, so we'll see what happens. Things like this really make me wish I had magic powers to go find the spammers and apply Chinese water torture using bits of processed meat.