I just came back to JRE after a two-week hiatus… There were about 700 comment spams and 600 trackback spams that got through my spam filter, and probably three times as many that were blocked. Probably four-fifths of these were for online poker, or other variations of the poker theme. I’ve now blacklisted the word “poker” - so if anyone, bot or human, posts a comment about poker, your comment should be blocked. Oh, for better spamfighting software.