I have been annoyed by spam comments on this blog since starting it. I had set up the comments function so that every new comment had to be approved first before being shown, unless you were a previously approved commenter and the system recognized you. I didn’t like this either because if I didn’t get around to checking the comments queue, your comment might not show up for days.
I posted a question on a forum on Ravelry (yes, there’s a WordPress forum on a knitting site – knitters are very technical people you know!) and someone suggested trying Spam Karma plug-in to kill spam before it starts. This morning I set it up. The set up was so easy – it took about a minute. Now, if you are a really nice reader, and want to do me a really big favor, please leave a comment on this post to test this new plug-in. Thanks!