I posted this morning “is it blog spam?” ( http://bahumbug.wordpress.com/2007/03/03/is-it-blog-spam/ ). The post appeared as “private” when I first hit the “publish” button (why?). Before I’d even made it public, two comments had appeared. They were trackbacks to auto-generated sites that were clearly comment spam.
Given that these appeared before the post itself was even public, they must surely come from within. WordPress.com is owned by spammers today? Or is there another explanation?