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Spam has been insane lately

Written By: Gary on October 26, 2007 3 Comments

In the last 60 days I’ve been averaging about 1,000 spam comments a day, that’s significantly higher than normal. Actually the last few weeks it’s been more like 1,500 a day, the number has just been climbing. Unfortunately, I don’t have a way to check daily stats. A year ago I was only averaging about 300 a day. Hopefully, I haven’t been deleting any real comments….

Update: In the last 23 hours I’ve received/blocked another 4,200 spam comments/trackbacks (and moderated a few hundred)..

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3 Responses to “Spam has been insane lately”

  1. pussreboots says on: 26 October 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Wow. A thousand a day! I have noticed an increase but I’m only up to about 30 a day on the worst days.

  2. kilax says on: 27 October 2007 at 10:25 am

    That is insane. I hope that doesn’t happen to me when I use wordpress :(

  3. Gary LaPointe says on: 27 October 2007 at 10:40 am

    You will be using Akismet, right?

    Most of those my filtering (MT-Blacklist) just auto deleted for me. So no intervention by me end for the 2,200, Actually, I got about 150-200 more that I had to comfirm as bad (they were in the “likely spam folder”), And a few others that got moderated (“it’s maybe spam”) in my comment folder.

    I got a few real comments that were labeled as “it’s maybe spam” (such as Kiliax’s) that I have to approve (the downside of the spam filters). But it’s better than wading through 2,400 comments.

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