I need to ask other Blogger bloggers – are you having serious trouble with spam at the moment? I’ve spent about 20 minutes each morning since the middle of last month dealing with spam comments made from fake websites. I’ve reported all the phony sites (they’re pretty easy to spot – most of them are selling fake versions of that nasty giant footwear that I don’t dare mention in case there’s some kind of crawler that recognises words) but they just register as a new name as soon as they’re closed down.
I’m getting more and more of it – one’s arrived as I’m writing this post.
Have anyone any suggestions other than turning on Comment Moderation, which I really don’t want to do? It looks so bad, stops people from having fast conversations and makes me seem like I’m paranoid or keeping out commenters I don’t like, but all this spam is driving me to distraction.