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January 21, 2006

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ryan

>A good reason to move to WordPress?

You know, there's no need to switch to Wordpress to get Akismet, it has an open API.

matthew

Id *still* like comment search, as I delete my (rarely occurring) spam (or just plain ignorant comments)

Alex

Your graph actually shows the "Akismet comment spam blocking" activity correct? There are a number of things that affect this besides the amount of spam out there - namely the adoption rate of Akismet and its inclusion in WP 2.0.

I realize you are not saying that your graph represents comment spam itself, but it sort of felt that way.

Matthew Hurst

Alex,

I partially addressed this point in the post - in the last bullet point in the list of assumptions.

Jacques Distler

Comment spambots tend to be rather specialized (with built-in assumptions about particular blogging software). Looking at Akismet stats largely tells you about the prevalence of WordPress comment spambots, but little about spambots for other blogging systems.

Moreover, as Akismet comes with WordPress 2.0, you're not even directly sensitive to the growth in the number of WordPress. What you may be seeing is simply the effect of people upgrading their WordPress installation to 2.0.

Since it sounds like you have the numbers available to you, why don't you plot the number of people using the Akismet plugin?

Then you could see whether the average blog is seeing more comment spam, or whether you are just seeing the effect of more Akismet users coming online to report it.

Jack

United States vs. Europe — Who's produce more spam ??

Kevin Young

Wordpress is now a billion dollar industry. I love the flexibility it offers and all the themes and plug-ins make it so attractive. I used to think Akismet was a Pakistani cricketer until I started blogging !

A Stumble for your efforts :)

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Comment spambots tend to be rather specialized (with built-in assumptions about particular blogging software). Looking at Akismet stats largely tells you about the prevalence of WordPress comment spambots, but little about spambots for other blogging systems.

Patricia Lombard

I tried to install Askmimet on my Wordpress website but it is no longer free. Does anyone know of a good alternative?

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