I just read through pages of forum titles and couldn't come up with anything on point with this. After a certain amount of effort, it occurred to me others might also benefit from a fresh thread on this even if there are some really old ones in the mix.
My question is, "what are the best methods here for controlling a comment pest." I don't want to make a stink and report the kid for abuse, but at the same time I have a hunch just deleting his comments would become a labor-intensive task (I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with a mentally ill person here.)
Is there a way to put one e-mail or IP into a filter that automatically categorizes comments from that source as spam? If one of his comments is unapproved, will that prevent others from slipping through automatically in the future? Just what are the best approaches to gagging someone who adds only ugly noise to discussions he enters? Pointers to old threads or other helpful documents will be welcome . . . I just couldn't find anything specific to this subject after digging around a while.