I’ve been averaging 200 – 300 comment spam per day over the past few months. Today, my comment spam has bounded like twelve lords a leaping to over 1,500 in the past 24 hours. Luckily, all of the comment spam has been caught by the Akismet spam plug-in for WordPress. According to the Akismet site, “93% of all comments are spam”, and my own stats confirm that.
Thank you, Akismet. You are doing the world a great service.