The spam wars had gotten ugly here at Weblogs@UBC lately — what was especiallly frustrating was that we were being feasted on by the same set of spammers, and the existing SpamLookup plugins were apparently powerless to repel their attacks.
I had come to accommodate myself to the hundreds of notification emails clogging up my inbox every day. (I could have turned off the notifications, but this problem was not one to ignore.) The levels of spam getting through now are miniscule (I hope that legit comments are making it through OK). The current lightening of that load has been a boon to my flagging spirit — it’s been a palpable opening in the darkness.
My gratitude to all concerned.