The Pharyngula spam queue is…empty! It has never been empty since the move to FtB, so it’s a noteworthy event.
Just so you understand, the filters catch obvious spam — people selling shoes, for instance — and also banned commenters and comments that use racist/sexist slurs and comments that have more than a certain number of links. They’re held in a queue for 30 days, and if I don’t approve them, they’re destroyed at the end of that time.
What this means is that it’s been 30 days without some jerk trying to leave abusive comments on the site, or some banned user testing the waters to see if I’ve spontaneously decided that their previous behavior was forgiven (I do not forgive). Maybe they can learn!