Also, welcome to Kris and the cats of Wellington!
Now that I've finally managed to figure out how to get you to appear on the homepage... (apologies for the delay).
I'm starting to get comfortable with the amount of spam (or at least better at junking it).
So I'm finally getting around to other things.
mt has a plugin which will turn of comments on all posts over x days old. Toni has indicated interest. Suraya could have done with it a couple of months ago (sorry!). How about everyone else?
I'm still investigating drupal as an option. And it is showing some promise. I guess we'll see how it goes over the weekend.
The spam wars continue quietly in the background.
I have noticed that the scripts which execute the "email this post" and "add me to notifications list" are being misused by spammerz. After checking that noone was using the functionality (and I don't think anyone is), I've turned them off.
I've tested the 'Email new comments?' functionality, and it still works.`
If I am wrong, and someone has functionality which is now broken, please accept my embarrassed apologies and email me or comment with details.
Otherwise, viva la dialogue!