Whew. Sorry if your comment gets deleted in all of this. Time wasted today alone? About 30 minutes going through more than 2,000 spams that needed to be moderated. Akismet has been so good for so long, hope that Matt and friends are busy working on making it better. I like some of the other suggestions, too (like adding a captcha here, although I personally would hate to see that happen).
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