Yesterday, PG logged in with 91 comments that required his approval. All but one were spam.
PG has gotten faster at going through comments since he turned off his Akismet comment-spam catcher, but it’s still taking a lot of his time that could be more useful in locating additional useful posts.
This experience has been educational, however. PG has learned that more than a few comment spammers are not terribly sophisticated. Comments written entirely in Cyrillic tend to stand out even without a spam filter operating.