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April 15, 2013

Welcome to Spamland!

Wow, so spam comments have recently exploded here! Normally this isn't a problem, but these comments are being auto-published and my bandwidth is like half used up already. It looks like it really started getting big around Jan 30, 2013 and was up and down until Apr 09, 2013, when it really started getting out of control.

Spam comments from Jan 30, 2013 - Apr 13, 2013: 11457
Spam comments from Apr 09, 2013 - Apr 13, 2013: 3237

The amount of spam between on the 4 days in April is about 28.3% of the overall spam, but only represents 4/73 days (5.5%).

Long story short I've disable comments on this blog and will backup/clear out the comments DB table soon. In the future I may upgrade to Wordpress with Akismet, but that takes time I don't have right now. Also, I now have something like 19000+ spam comments that I can analyze. Again, that takes time, but it's a very interesting set of research data!

Posted by Guy at April 15, 2013 9:25 AM