Commenting on blogs is an essential part of most low budget marketing strategies, especially when promoting blogs. Plenty of people automate blog commenting, spamming thousands of blogs with worthless generic comments. There is a better way, of course.
Today's comment spam review process:
DELETE FROM comments WHERE moderation_required = 1; Deleted rows: 9699 (Query took 2.0489 sec)
Apologies to anyone whose comment ended up in the moderation queue. I normally keep on top of it, but a couple of weeks of putting it off and what started as a small pile of comments to manage has quickly ballooned into a 10,000 comment monster. Time for a comment spam prevention rethink, I reckon.