If you’ve attempted to leave comments recently, you probably ended up here – I apologize for that. It wasn’t an editorial comment, honest.
I’m using two anti-comment-spam plugins – Kitten’s Spam Words and Three Strikes SPAM. I marked the first piece of spam I received with Kitten’s Spam Words, and it incorrectly identified the local gateway IP as the source of the post and added it to the list of common spam words… Oops!
The two filters are not at fault, it is not easy to identify the source IP of a post (especially when the request comes from the maze of routers that is my upstream provider). It’s my fault for not recognizing the IP for what it was.