As my site has drawn more readership lately, it has also drawn a great deal more SPAM comments. These comments are mostly crap, some are funny, but it is annoying too (since I have to at least look at the SPAM list to see if AKISMET has set some genuine comment as a SPAM).
The graphic from AKISMET shows just how the volume has increased markedly over the past few months. In June I had only a few a day, but now I am getting Hundreds a day, and the volume does not seem to be dropping.
I think I’ll need to look closer into a more automated SPAM removal system, or I may look to introduce some kind of Comment validation technique to at least slow the spammers down a little.