This is what a spambot looks like. In my head.

I’m sure lots of you run your own websites, but I have to admit, this is my first.  And what I’ve discovered is that with increased traffic comes annoying little things called spambots.  I’ve heard the term before, but I had no idea how much they could drive you crazy.  Yesterday I had to manually delete about 150 messages that were advertisements for some really gross stuff.  Plus, I think they slow the site down a little, which stinks.  So to all of you out there running sites and dealing with this very same problem, I salute you.