Today the comments folder in my the WordPress dashboard has 1500 spam comments. That’s 1500 spam comments in 24 hours. I often get more spam comments than page views.
WordPress uses something called Akismet which does a fine job of trapping spam. Even so, there are days when dozens of cleverly constructed spam comments slide past Akismet.
When that happens I have to manually find them and delete.
My question is this, does my site need comments? Would we be better discussing the ideas and stories on Google+ or somewhere else online?