said 1 year, 1 month ago:
There’s a bigger picture here. If you are having problems with comments, why not create a blog comment policy? In it, you state what’s acceptable and what you will do if you don’t think a comment is acceptable.
Here’s an article I wrote about how to create a blog comment policy.Then, I posted a simple statement between the blog comment box and the submit button. “By submitting a comment, you agree to abide by our comment policy. Comments from first time participants are moderated.” You can see an example of that on the blog comment policy instruction page (link above).
I agree with @amyhallbiz–don’t engage spammers. If you have a blog, you have to develop a thick skin about some things. And the road to getting a thick skin is having people get under your skin from time to time.
Your question tells me that you are well on your way as a blogger. Best of luck to you!