Over the last week, however, I've noticed a dramatic increase in spam and many comments seemed to have escaped the spam bin! How has this happened? Why has this happened?
Well I did do a little reading around the interwebs and it seems that spammers are getting more sophisticated in their commentary making it more difficult for programs and people alike to identify them as spam. They're becoming more flattering too; check out this one (I deleted the pesky link) -
This design is incredible! You certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I ωas аlmost movеd to start my own blog (well, аlmost...HaHa!) Fantastiс job. І really еnjoyeԁ what yοu had tо say, and more than that, hοw you presented it. Too cоol!
Why thank you!
So I'm sure my research is right - spammers are becoming more sophisticated. But I prefer to look at it as a sign ... my blog's finally made it! Yay!
Seriously, if you're having trouble determining a spammer read this article. In the meantime I've turned off my 'allow anonymous comments' option. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone. But it will save my time deleting all those spams.