For the first few months my blog ran under the spammer radar, but now is getting dozens of spam posts per day, all from the same base IP (194.8.75.x).
I have Akismet up and running, and it's capturing all of the comments successfully.
I also have
Settings>>Discussions>>Comment Blacklist set up to filter out the offending IP, with "194.8.75." in the input window.
Shouldn't that prevent the comment from being submitted in the first place? Or am I missing something?