Thank you so much for the update. I think I have counted 5 possible spam messages in the "Recent Comments" today, and every day it seems there is at least a full page of spam in "Upcoming Stories." Then, when I noticed the spam was being voted up so it would also land in the "Best Upcoming" section...... The spam seems to be a constant aggrivation, so, thank you for working on it.
In case the spammers find a way to continue the spam.......I have visited some sites that make a moderator approve the first 10 contributions from anyone new before any of the new person's posts goes up on the site. Or, if there is a "Report to Moderator" feature, on every contribution, I would click on it to report the stuff that seems like spam.
Thank you so much for your reply and work in weeding out the spammers. I enjoy this site because of the variety of news from so many sources. It is frustrating when I miss legitimate stories because someone is trying to sell something like a dress, purse, etc.