Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam.... Ad nauseum.
There's been a little busy beaver of a spammer lately that's been hitting the site, so I've implemented the Drupal spam module to see if that controls it.
Unfortunately, Canadian law doesn't permit the execution of spammers, so I've been forced to take other measures to deal with the problem. At some point, I have to think that most governments will start to realize that these wastes of skin are actually a massive detriment to Internet commerce, amongst other things, and actually start to take real preventative steps. Maybe that's wishful thinking.
All I know is that, speaking as someone who has been using the Internet before Netscape Navigator was even an idea, the spam problem is the single worst thing about the Internet. It's frustrating, infuriating, and it continues unabated. There was a time that the British Navy use to put pirates in a gibbet as a warning to others. Seems to me that this might be a good practice for dealing with spammers. Not ladylike, I know, but I'm past the point of mere irritation.
Anyways, because of the filters, some legitimate postings might not appear immediately. Don't worry, the filter doesn't destroy spam, it merely prevents it from being published if it thinks it is spam. Anything not spam will publish as usual and anything marked as spam will be reviewed by me and published if legitimate. Hopefully this works, though I'm on vacation next week and so won't be checking during that time. Other than that, I'll just keep on top of it.