This site is managed by WordPress. There are many advantages to using such a widely used platform. One disadvantage is that it’s a popular target for hackers and spammers. Dealing with comment spam is a nuisance, and I wanted some automation. The popular Akismet plugin is an obvious choice, and an expensive one. I’m trying out WP-SpamShield instead. It’s funded by donations and I’ll send something if I’m still using it in a couple of weeks. So far, I’m impressed. It has it’s own contact form so I’ve been able to remove two other plugins.