FACT ONE: A well-oiled Typepad blog attracts fewer comment spammers than a standard Wordpress installation. That's my experience after running this blog on Typepad for 42 months and my Irish podcasting blog on Wordpress for 17 months. With more than 7.5m blog posts on its Typepad community servers, Six Apart have learned some valuable lessons. I like Typepad's reliability and only wish its ping services work robustly for bloated blogs like IrishEyes. Time to rebrand and relaunch.
FACT TWO: Bloggers talk about comment spammers more than any other topic. Don't believe me? Check out the 19,330 posts related to the one you're reading.