All the tips and comments are great, but obviously directed to or between PROGRAMMERS who understand all the shortcuts and abbreviations so foreign to the regular schmuck like me.
All the other ways to block spam are just not helpful to those of us who just want to put up a site and then go do other stuff. Like WORK.
I don’t mind doing a little pseudo-programming, but at least someone could tell us where to find these mystery files.
I’m still trying to find this MOD_REWRITE file.