The amount of spam caught by Akismet is amazing. But I'd rather the spam be blocked up front so it doen't happen at all. I think there is a serious flaw in the settings area for discussion.
For example - I make sure a specific post is UNCHECKED in the discussion settings so to not allow comments. But if I go to the same post and click on any IMAGE - a gallery opens opens and that allows for comments. It even says trackbacks and pings are closed but you can comment.
This where your serial spammers are working, and creating all that waste of time. The main culprits are lista de emails as everyone knows.
Is there a way to close off the availability of comments via the media attachments - or is this a flaw that you should take a good look at in order to fix this annoyance.
You can easily test this on any blog.
The blog I need help with is jmmnewaov2.wordpress.com.