The graph above is the last six months of Spam received by Chiriquí Chatter.
The amount of Spam, that Chiriquí Chatter receives each day, never ceases to amaze me.
For some reason, it dramatically increased in March. Many days, I may have up to 100 spam comments . I have to look at each comment, to make sure that a valid comment didn’t get miss classified as spam. It doesn’t happen often, but it does sometimes.
Here is a graph of valid comments that were suspected of being Spam. These I have to reclassify to have them appear in the blog.
This is the graph of the same time period (last 6 month) of missed Spam. These are Spam comments that are put in a review folder because the program is not sure if it is Spam or not.
For the same period, this is the graph of valid comments (HAM).
And last this is a graph of SPAM (in pink) vs. HAM (valid comments in blue).
The way that WordPress handles SPAM, is one of the reasons, I think it is the best blogging engine on the Internet. You don’t have to put in those annoying “type in this set of characters” features to keep from having SPAM appear in your comment fields.
Most of the SPAM that Chiriquí Chatter receives, comes from Russia. However, some comes from other bloggers. Bloggers know that a good way to get hits is to leave comments on other blogs.
I have no problem receiving comments from bloggers that are actually reading the article. However, there are a new set of blogs that have search mechanisms that find blog posts on the subject of their blog and then link back to your blog to get more hits.
A good example was the “one liner” I put in a while back on Weight loss. I bet that 15 spam comments came in from weight loss blogs. Obviously the one liner has nothing worth linking to for their blog.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to amuse me. Since I was checking out the graphs this morning, I just decided to show them to you.