Looking At The Spam Statistics

Massive percentage increase in the number of spam comments towards kenmc.com in recent months. It had taken me from October 2005 to February 2007 to amass 5,000 spam comments in Akismet.

Since that date in February (6th) to this morning, May 17th there’s been over 25,000 more comments with the current figure Akismet is spitting out standing at 31,254. Thats a fairly big percentage increase in just over three months wouldn’t you think?


  1. Pavlos May 19, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I can completely relate to what you’re saying. My photo gallery alone accumulated about 50,000 spam comments in the 3 months I was afk and not checking what was going on there.

    And captcha image or not, hundreds of blog spam messages on the blog moderation cue. Luckily, tools like Akismet make fixing the situation a breeze.

  2. Ken McGuire May 21, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    50,000 is a hell of a lot of spam comments the be gathering. Whats powering your gallery?

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