For a month or two now, since I installed an IP ban program, the number of spam posts have gone down significantly. The number of real comments was climbing well ahead of spam comments. Last night, they fought back.
The ban program tracks attempts to access by banned IP’s. Yesterday, it was a little over 100. This mornings it’s 224. I also had around 30 new spam comments made and a dozen or so new IP’s to add to the ban list. Sadly, they succeeded in killing the ratio. It now stands at 143 real comments to 152 spammed comments.