Man. The growth of spam is ridiculous and I spend way too much time moderating comments on this blog than I would like to.
Sure, there are a billion different ways to manage spam, ham, and everything else in between from a technology perspective (via plugins, 3rd party systems, honeypots, whatever) but sometimes it’s the more simple things that work the best.
What Grant has done is simply identify some of the more common phrases and keywords that are used from spammers in and easy copy-and-paste format for you to plug into your WordPress blog or site.
Just make sure you hit the “Raw Gist” and copy and paste it.
See here? I’ve already implemented this quite easily by going to Settings >> Discussions >> Comment Blacklist:
Great work and thanks Grant for providing this simple resource!