I’ve reopened the blog’s comment stream under some new constraints — notably a deadline of just seven days for commenting on a post. Several days into the experiment, it seems to be working. At any rate, I haven’t heard back yet from the spammer who offers me $90,000 a year to write for her, or the spammer who says he rereads my blog several times every single day (see the Sitemeter bug off to the right, guy? Click it and it’ll tell you that you’re lying), or (my favorite) the spammer who thanks me for helping him decide not to kill himself.
Well, it’s true: I always am glad to oblige.