So I've had to enable comment moderation, not because I worry that any of my friends or family will make a comment I can't live with, but because I've been spammed recently and I'm tired of having to go in and delete the spam. I've reported it, but I don't have a lot of confidence that anything can or will be done about it. It's my understanding that the people who do this move from account to account to avoid having to deal with the consequences of their actions. I don't understand spam at all, whether it's left as a comment on a blog post or shows up as an annoying pop-up when I'm trying to read or watch something. Are there really enough people out there whose reaction to a pop-up for a cruise or an expensive handbag is, "Goodness, why didn't I think of that? That's exactly what I need/want!" Somehow I doubt it. Nevertheless, spam is here to stay and we all have to deal with it. For me, that means using comment moderation on my blog, at least for now.