Thanks to a hot tip from Lucia, over at the Diet Diary, I have become wiser about spam. I installed the wp-spamfree plug-in and we’ll see how that works.

OLD “I have been getting an enormous amount of spam over the past week (1000s of postings a day; all caught by the spam filter), so I am shutting off comments for 24 hours in the hope this will get me off some spam lists. Sorry for the inconvenience. “