holy cow. in the 24 hours or so commenting has been working, i’ve gotten nearly 400 spam messages collected in my “to review” queue. if you read my site regularly, you know that i often abandon it for long periods of time. at that high rate of spamming and my low rate of clearing it out, that queue will get very big very quickly. so, i’ve made an adjustment. if the filter marks a comment as spam, it will throw an error and completely reject the comment. only ham makes it to my database now!