Hi Philip, Yes, comments are a great way to connect with others in the blogsphere. I too have had spam comments from BizSugar, though I love the community there. I guess no matter where you are there are always a few bad apples to spoil it :(
I used to use that plugin via Enstine, but I don’t like too many plugins on my site that may slow it down. I may revisit it. Thanks for the reminder on that one.
Congratulations on making it on page 1 of google for this topic — way to go!