holy shit, i will be so happy if indeed the WP AuthImage plugin finally works correctly for me. thank you, thank you, gudlyf. i’ve been getting approx. 30 to 100 spam comments a day. almost all for p0k3r! grrr.
update 2/8: emerging briefly from the hole that is bar review to check my email and, voila! no spam so far! hooray! i will now do a happy no-spam dance.