"Apologize to your readers, explain the situation and move on."
That is extremely unprofessional. We cannot treat our numerous commentators like that. Which forces moderators to take the time necessary to do what a simple automated task would provide.
The answer is obvious and easy: WP can pre-delete foreign language posts. Give us an option, for the moderator/site owner, if that is what is desired, to tick a box pre-deleting foreign language posts [which are all spam in our situation; every one of them].
In our case we would immediately take advantage of such a way to eliminate a growing subset of unwanted spam [is there any other kind of spam?].
How hard could that be? Certainly it would be not much more difficult than writing the various excuses I see here. It would be but a minor software change, which would not impact the overall WP program, and it would benefit literally thousands of blogs that also do not want to deal with the proliferation of foreign language spammers — the newest bane of bloggers, and everyone else who uses a computer/internet interface, such as email.
It is now up to the WP "Happiness" engineers, who are not doing much to promote happiness on this issue. This would be an easy fix. Why the resistance?
We are not asking for much. We cannot force the issue, but surely WP can see the benefits and value in providing such an option to users of the WP blogging platform.
The ball, as they say, is now in the WordPress court. Will WP accommodate a site like ours, which provides them with constant income? Or do we just have to "suck it up"?