Please could you improve the ‘Spam’ section of the comments folder so that we can add our friends as a ‘trusted commenter’ and also consign persistent spammers to the ‘do not even consider accepting posts from this person’ folder, in the same way we can with email.
I have checked the ‘Discussion’ section of the settings menu, and while we can set rules to send comments to spam, we can not prevent them from even getting there, despite the fact that there are many from the same spammer on a daily basis.
Also, although my Favourite Auntie Marie (not to be confused with my Favourite Auntie Marie who spells her name the same but pronounces it completely differently) is an approved commenter, many of her posts end up in spam!
I check my spam folder about twice a week and there are usually the same people in there, 90% spammers and then one or two of my followers, the most common being my Auntie Marie (Grannymar), who is my best follower!!!