My Akismet has caught 100,000 spam comments this year so far!

I installed Akismet on New Year’s Eve.

A short while ago, it hit the 100,000 mark. That’s 100,000 spam comments caught this year so far, or 500+ per day, or 20+ per hour.

Somehow, I find it mind-boggling that we still — remember? it’s 2007 already — haven’t really found a way to combat spam effectively.

What if you had to make a deposit first before you can leave a comment? A deposit of, say, a few bucks, e.g. via a third-party broker (could vary depending on the type of blog, the time passed since the original post, what information we have about the comment author etc.)? Then, if I deemed your comment spam, I would get the money (minus a small fee for the broker). Someone please build this?

One Response to “My Akismet has caught 100,000 spam comments this year so far!”

  1. Oliver Says:

    You should be happy :)

    SPAM is also a way of finding out how well read you are :)