Do Not Delete Comment Spam. Mark Spam as Spam.
Is comment spam one of the things that gets you down? Are you taking it personally? Are you confused by comment spam and how to handle it?
I've been speaking at a variety of meetups lately on web publishing, blogging, and podcasting, and the topics often turn to managing comments and comment spam. "I've started getting a lot of porn comments lately." "I'm so sick of all those credit card spammers." "I spend too much time and energy on comment spam, I just don't know what to do." "I seem to spend all my time deleting comment spam and it just keeps coming back."