Most of your examples of spam were caused by people wanting to promote their website. Would it be better to leave off the box asking for a website? Would you get less spam that way? Also, what if you accidentally mark a post as spam; can you later go back and retrieve it as “not spam?”
Gayle, you’re exactly right, that is the case, and I had to think about your suggestion for a while but I’m not sure it’ll help. The problem is, that if you turn off that field, chances are they’ll just put the link in the body of the comment instead (if they haven’t already.) So, I can’t say turning off that field would hurt, but I’m not sure it would help.
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