Finally the trackback spam became too annoying forcing me to update to WordPress 1.5 (I had been putting that off as I hate any kind of upgrades to things like that). In doing so, I gained the new ‘default’ theme which I kind of liked, but not quite, so I tweaked it! Let me know what you think.
Then I installed the Spam Karma 2.0 plugin. We’ll see over the next few days how that works against the spammers. They have over the last week or so switched to being all trackbacks. When they were mostly regular comment spam, Kitten’s Spaminator was doing a good job of keeping them at bay. Unfortunately, it didn’t check trackback spam. Spam Karma does, so hopefully that will keep them out.