I have had some good experience with the 2 new additions to my spam blocking. So I am going to put the full test to it, I have renamed my .htaccess file, and have turned off the IP blocking. I am going to see if the new anti-spam things I put in place will work. If this works I will not have to ban IP addresses anymore. I have had times when my own family can not get on my site because they got a new IP address from a dynamic pool and it had in the past been used to spam my blog. I will run this test for about 2 days and see what happens.