gabe discovered that the drupal instance was littered with comment spam. Someone had actually registered for an account and proceeded to add comments to virtually every story.

Since there was an email address associated with the account I figured I’d send an email letting them know their account was going to be zapped.

From: edsu
Subject: spam

Excuse me. Why are you posting spam to my drupal 
site? Consider your account removed.

I really didn’t expect a reply, but sure enough a few hours later:

To: edsu 
Subject: Re: spam

sorry please.i am from family need a money,
but many money i can do only with spam. sorry for 
my english.