I'd often heard the sad stories of other blog authors battling with comment spam. I thought to myself "That doesn't seem to happen to me. I guess it just happens to the popular blogs. You know, with actual visitors?".
Imaging my surprise when I discovered that Planet MadDog had received over 14,000 comments in the past 4 months, mostly advertising online casinos and viagra.
Well, after a marathon database editing session, all of the junk seems to be gone now. Before filtering out all of the junk, the database for this website was 165MB. After filtering: 3.6MB. Unfortunately, until I can implement some kind of CAPTCHA system for comments, I'll have to disable comments for now. Sorry.