“Currently 633 comments are waiting for approval.”
Wow. My SPAM box has been catching all the notifications because they’re so spam-riffic. Maybe I need to whitelist the SPAM notifications.
633. Holy crap. [Two of them were legit comments.]
UPDATE: I remember that Matt had mentioned this past weekend how to fight these attacks off:
How to delete them all? Comments Mass edit mode → Search for IP → Check all → Delete checked.
In my 1.2 install, it wasn’t “Check All” but, rather, “Invert Checkbox Selection”, and it was down at the bottom of the page. Hopefully the bottom-of-page check-all-and-delete options will be repeated at the top of the page, but either way, about five minutes later I had no more spam. It beats the crap out of clicking 631 radio buttons!
I think WP’s method of spam control—putting a barrier to number of links in a comment, if desired—is a heck of a way to go. Yes, eventually the spammers will go around that, but it’s another tool in the toolbox.