Until recently, the amount of spam that was being posted in the comments section here and on my other blogs has been minimal and easily dealt with.
About a month ago, however, it picked up significantly and is a multiple daily issue on each of the blogs I post.
I have always made posting comments as easy as possible, refraining from making anyone enter their name and email address (though I appreciate the fact that almost everyone does) so I know who is posting - or that other dastardly method ... the dreaded captcha! Personally I hate making comments on blogs which use captcha and it is almost entirely unusable on a cell phone.
The final option would be to moderate comments, and at the moment, if I decide to change the way comments are handled here, that would most likely be the way I initially go.
But before I do anything, I would like to hear your thoughts - ironically, in the comments section below.
What do you think? Have you any other suggestions for me?