I'm in favour of open comments on my blog. Usually, I receive "real" comments outweighing the spam by about 10 to 1, which I can deal with.

I'm leaving automatic moderation disabled for the time being, but I'll "moderate" comments that...

  • Don't relate to the subject matter of the post
  • Are obviously comment/link spam
  • Don't pass the "my mother would be offended" test
  • Look like "mail merge" type comments
  • I feel like deleting at the time. Yes, this is my unequivocal "I'm deleting posts randomly" clause.

...whenever I see them.

And I reserve the made-up right to change this policy at any time, with no notice, and Moderate yo' donkey.