Lose the Left or the Right?
So sir, you're faced with an option. Shall we take your left foot or your right? It's up to you.
Here's where I appear to be with regard to "fixing" the blog. I'm at a loss for knowing what to do, if anything. The idea of being blogless is about as comprehensible as being legless.
1-- Reinstall FFF on a new server and start a new blog. Leave the old site and its directory structure intact with a link to it for people who want to read past items. This will leave past comments intact but will not allow any new comments to old posts. You will need to use updated templates and pay special attention to keeping your spam plug-ins updated with keywords to ban, etc.
2-- Keep your present site and delete the entire comments database. This will cause you to
lose all past comments but new comments would be accepted. There is no promise, however,
that the problem will not crop up again.
According to them, these are the only two options left unless you want to abandon the blog
When in doubt, avoidance seems to work consistently, if only for the short term. I can't say what to expect here in coming days. A bang, a blog-nova or a whimper?