Respectful Insolence is a repository for the ramblings of the aforementioned pseudonymous surgeon/scientist concerning medicine and quackery, science and pseudoscience, history and pseudohistory, politics, and anything else that interests him (or pushes his buttons). Orac's motto: "A statement of fact cannot be insolent." (OK, maybe it can be just a little bit insolent.)
Somehow comment spammers for a site advertising products related to blood pressure devices and medications have managed to get through Blogger's word verification system for comments. Before that, yesterday it was a bunch of spams for a Pink Panther DVD collection. Just this morning, I deleted five comment spams that arrived just this morning since 6 AM, for a rate of about one per hour thus far. (In fact, one arrived while I was typing this short little announcement.) I haven't done it yet, but if this spam mini-flood keeps up, gets worse, and starts to cause a real problem, I may be forced to turn on on comment verification for a while until the spam assault abates.
Just so you all know the reason if I end up deciding sometime in the next couple of days that I need to turn on comment moderation again.
Out of curiosity, has any other blogger been getting these spams?