Akismet is Not Enough
Pushing spam comments to a separate queue is not enough to keep spam comments from shutting your weblog down. This site had the plug pulled for an hour or so earlier today because there were 158,388 spam comments in the 30 day rolling queue.
There were more real comments here (down to four) before I wiped them out trying to recover from bugs in Akismet. I think all this is saying that I need to pay more attention to what is going on.