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Sudden spike in spam comments

  1. I occasionally get spam comments, the usual (sex and Rolexes), but in the last day have seen a big spike in the number of such commentary caught by Akismet. I'm more curious than concerned - wondering if there is any explanation for such a spike? Traffic has never been super high, and is at normal levels...so what might explain this? Should I be concerned?

    The blog I need help with is antigloss.wordpress.com.

  2. Spam comes in waves. Also if you approved a single spam comment on a post then the spammers will target your post and hammer it over and over again.

    The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all so-called comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam.

    The worst of all spam containing malware and viruses is not sent to us. It's removed as it could bring down many blogs if opened.

    On the spam that Akismet catches it takes only seconds to click "empty spam" and you don't even have to click "empty spam" if you don't want to. Akismet will maintain comments it has caught for 15 days from the time they were received, and then it will delete the comment automatically.

    If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it's spam.

    There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. For more information please take the time to read "5 things every blogger should know about spam" on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

    Akismet contact link > http://akismet.com/contact/

  3. Thanks for the reassurance. I've had this particular WordPress blog up since 2007, but never seen so many spammers glom on at once. I have been a little more active in posting than usual, so there may be a correlation there. Thanks again.

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