It looks like my WP-Spam plugin was getting false positives and blocking some users. It “might” be that it was conflicting with my MCE Comments Plugin. So I turned off both and took this as an opportunity to try out a new spam blocker plugin. I will turn on MCE Comments again at some point in the future.
The plugin I am trying is called Mollom. I had to sign up for a subscription and get public/private keys. Quite a lot to get rid of spam. However, if it works well and doesn’t block people unduly, then I will be happy. The interface is minimal, but it shows you spam statitics over time. It’s just been one day, so I am unsure if it will also report false positives.
If you happen to find a false positive, please let me know. You could tweet it with my name or send me email (glenlipka) – gmail.