I'm wondering if anyone has a quick solution.
Right now as I write this, some moron is attacking my blog with comment spam, to the tune of over 300 per hour, and it's been going on for over 4 hours. After trying to keep up with the attack for 45 minutes I went to full moderation of comments and trackbacks.
I've even tried banning the IP's but it doesn't work.
Short of renaming all the comment-related WP files for a while, does anyone have a quick fix? I'm genuinely concerned that my host may look at this as a DDOS attack since the site is slow to load while this is going on.
For future consideration to the developers - this type of thing may be something to look at in future versions of WP.
I would sincerely appreciate any and all replies to this thread. Thanks.