The spam drought ended over the weekend. The gambling and pills people started sending comments – all blocked by MT Blacklist. The porn stars started sending trackback pings. A few got through but I have cleaned them up already, and updated the blacklist with their latest domain name and some other new strings. I installed an MT Plugin called DisguiseTrackbackURL which is supposed to make it impossible to identify the correct URL to ping for Trackbacks without actually opening the Entry in a browser. It sounds promising and it should work will work unless the spammers decide to read the default java script and train their bots to add the extra characters. If they still spam me I will have to think about customizing the Disguise script.