At least one spammer has discovered this blog. Over the last 5 years, there has been a low level of spam comments received that I delete before being posted. But now, some troll for an online payday lender is bombarding me with hundreds of purported comments that are just links to their sales pitch. Fortunately, the blogspot spam filter has caught all of them (I think), so I just have to delete the stacks of notifications in my inbox.
To help ensure the site is not hijacked by these jerks, I added a word verification step before any comments can be submitted. I'm sorry for the extra step, but apparently readers of this blog are an attractive audience.