Posted Jul 29, 2010 16:10 UTC (Thu) by ssam (subscriber, #46587)
Parent article: On comment spam
i'd vote for a 'report spam' button. you have many eyes viewing pages, so you may as well take advantage. you could then put these in a queue for you to check, or trust some members,or have a threshold (if 3 people think it is spam then it probably is).
one thing to watch out for is spam on very old posts. i often come across old blog posts that have lots of comment spam, i guess because nobody is keeping an eye on them.
one good thing about LWN is that often developers of software in an article will reply to comments and questions. it would be a shame to loose that by forcing money from them.