I have just realised how fortunate I’ve been to have entirely avoided blog spam over the past 4 months. I don’t know what’s set it off (presumably I’ve got onto some spamming group’s list) but I’ve had somewhere in the region of 20 comments linking to porn, prescriptions and poker (and other things beginning with P as well, no doubt). As a result, I’ve turned on a few content filters, which should help filter out the majority of spam. It may, however, mean that a few legitimate comments get flagged for moderation, but they should get through pretty quickly.
To any of you who this inconveniences, my apologies. To those of you who are spamming me, leave now. Your spam will not get past me, you will not get a boost to your PageRank, you are not welcome.