This is what happens when you get into things that are way in over your head. Ever since I tried to get this blog going I have had nothing but problems due to the ridiculously large amount of spam comments I was getting. Every time I sat down to try to post something new I thought “let me clear the spam first” and I would just give up.
The last time I bothered to check there were over 2,000 comments waiting for moderation. They were all spam. Russian brides, viagra pills, SEO services, you name it and it was there.
I thought of scraping the whole thing, but I did not want to start over or lose the comments, so I just set it aside and ended up never getting around it.
And then, someone asked “Why dont’ you use Akismet?”, to which I responded “What the fuck is Akismet?”. Well, Akismet is the solution to all your spam problems. It actually comes right built-in into WordPress, and all I had to do was sign up for their service, and boom! Spam be gone