That’s a nice number: 3333.
But then I realized that 550 were spam. Boo spam.
And then, on top of that, Akismet has saved me from a further 6741 spam comments! That’s 2.6 spam comments for every legit comment. On the Akismet website it says that “86% of all comments are spam,” so I guess it’s good that I have below average spam levels at mere 72%.
Now, this whole thing has prompted me to actually look in the Akismet spam folder – I’ve never looked in it before. It’s pretty much what you’d expect – a lot of links, followed by a list of dirty words and phrases. Although one in particular caught my eye – it had the title “Anal,” which was followed by a link that I shall not reproduce here, and then a list of phrases, starting with:
korea sex net
free anal sex web site
wedding photography essex
Wedding photography essex? Really?
1It was a few days ago when I took this screen shot. When I just now logged in to write this post, I had exactly 3400 total comments.