For some reason, this has been a very bad week for spammery. Bastard the first started to use the domain as the return address on a bunch of stock-pumping spams, so that at one stage I was getting twenty to thirty bounce messages every five minutes addressed to entirely fictitious inhabitants of this domain. Once that was dealt with, by the crude method of discarding all bounce messages to anyone at this domain, I started to get huge quantities of comment spam here — well, about fifty a day, which is a lot, on a sustained basis.
This was unusual in that much of it is in Italian, and the rest is trying to sell cars as well as the usual offers to extend my phenotype (or shrink some of the larger parts), In any case, I have been tuning the comment junking settings, only to discover that three of the saner and more rational commentators have had their efforts junked. So the threshold has been lowered again.
I miss, though, the way that earlier versions of MT would just let me kill co0mments on all posts older than x days automatically.