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Process Flow: Filters vs. Moderation

We are having a minor spam storm with advertising for ED drugs (e.g., Cial*s, V*agra) as comments to blog articles. We use pre-moderation on blog articles, so our bloggers have control over what comments are allowed to appear below their articles.

What I am wondering is, what is the order of execution of the word filters and spam filter vs. moderation. Do the filters run first, then the comments appear in the blogger's moderation list, or do the comments go directly into the moderation queue, and the filters examine them after the blogger approves them?

Running the filters first makes the most logical sense to me, but I have learned that there are sometimes other considerations that drive the order of execution of a process.

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